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Peach State Poll finds more Georgians unhappy with federal government

Concerns about the war in Iraq and the economy were top reasons why 17 percent of Georgia residents expressed dissatisfaction with the federal government, according to a recent Peach State Poll.

The number, the highest since UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government began the poll in 2001, is almost twice that of Georgians who conveyed discontent with the state government (9 percent).

Data also found that 22 percent of Georgians consider education the most important problem facing the state, followed by jobs and the economy at 18 percent.

There is also a split among party lines. Seventy-four percent of Republican respondents said Georgia was headed in the right direction, compared to 44 percent of Democrats. 

Overall, 63 percent said they were either “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with the way things are going in Georgia.

The Peach State Poll aims to provide public officials with public comment on matters and issues pertaining to political, social, and economic life in Georgia.

More information on the poll’s results is -available at Institute of Government’s Web site (