(NEW YORK) — Americans haven’t exactly been thrilled with Big Business since the Great Recession, but when push comes to shove, most would rather see people with business experience run the country than career politicians.
A new Gallup poll says that just over eight in ten Americans feel that way. Meanwhile, 63 percent believe that the U.S. would be better governed if there were more women holding political office.
As for how to burst the political gridlock that has paralyzed Washington for years, 63 percent of the respondents believe it is more important to compromise, while 56 percent think that holding firm to principles should be the top priority.
In terms of ideology, about 60 percent say electing political moderates is the way to go, with 47 percent preferring conservatives and only a third choosing liberals.
Putting the Tea Party in charge ranked slightly higher than liberals, although 48 percent say that they would make things even worse.
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