Scott Rasmussen

The political class victory also can be seen in the careers of the four candidates. Three of the four -- Obama, Biden and Ryan -- have spent their entire careers in and around politics. The fourth, Romney, has private sector experience, but he's also been in politics for a long time. It's hard to envision any of the four shaking up the club in Washington.

And that's the rub. Voters don't want to pick a new president for the club; they want someone who will shut down the club. Sixty-nine percent of voters believe the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for itself. They want a president who will focus on making the government work for America rather than forcing America to work for the government.


Scott Rasmussen

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of Rasmussen Reports. He is a political analyst, author, speaker and, since 1994, an independent public opinion pollster.

Scott founded Rasmussen Reports, LLC in 2003 as a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion polling information. Rasmussen Reports provides in-depth data, news coverage and commentary on political, business, economic and lifestyle topics at RasmussenReports.com, America’s most visited public opinion polling site.