Vast majority of Americans now say government hurts them more than it helps them

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans feel that federal government actions over the past six months have hurt them.

The Monmouth University poll, released on July 5, 2022, reveals that the number of Americans who are struggling financially has jumped by double digits in the past year.

The poll, which was carried out on a representative sample of 978 adults in the United States, shows that a majority (57 percent) said that the actions of the federal government over the past six months have hurt their family.

This is the first time ever in the history of Monmouth polling that the share of Americans blaming Washington for making their chief concern worse has climbed above 50 percent.

A mere 8 percent said federal government policies have helped them while 34 percent said Washington actions have not had a meaningful impact when it comes to their main concern, the poll also shows.