Three-quarters of Americans think political leadership is too weak to make improvements in access to healthcare and medicines, according to poll conducted for the Civil Society Institute in Newton, Mass.
The institute reports that a poll by Opinion Research Corp. finds this weakness was noted by 57% of Republicans, 63% of independents who lean Republican, and 80% or more of independents, independents who lean Democratic and Democrats.
The survey also reports weak leadership being cited by 59% of Americans on making changes in education and 57% of Americans on changes in environmental policy.
On the other hand, 59% of Americans found strong leadership on foreign policy and countering threats to U.S. security, the institute reports.
"Americans want leaders, but they don't see many of them out there today," says institute President Pam Solo in a release. "It is a crucial skill that has been corroded by divisive partisan politics to such an extent that it now seems to be lost altogether at the national level."