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Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don’t trust Washington

April 19th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don’t trust Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) - America’s “Great Compromiser” Henry Clay called government “the great trust,” but most Americans today have little faith in Washington’s ability to deal with the nation’s problems.

Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don’t trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America’s ills, the survey found.

The survey illustrates the ominous situation President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party face as they struggle to maintain their comfortable congressional majorities in this fall’s elections. Midterm prospects are typically tough for the party in power. Add a toxic environment like this and lots of incumbent Democrats could be out of work.

The survey found that just 22 percent of those questioned say they can trust Washington almost always or most of the time and just 19 percent say they are basically content with it. Nearly half say the government negatively affects their daily lives, a sentiment that’s grown over the past dozen years.

This anti-government feeling has driven the tea party movement, reflected in fierce protests this past week.

“The government’s been lying to people for years. Politicians make promises to get elected, and when they get elected, they don’t follow through,” says Cindy Wanto, 57, a registered Democrat from Nemacolin, Pa., who joined several thousand for a rally in Washington on April 15 - the tax filing deadline. “There’s too much government in my business. It was a problem before Obama, but he’s certainly not helping fix it.”

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Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don’t trust Washington

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t 4 out of 5 the same thing as saying 80 percent? No matter how you say it, that’s a lot of dissatisfied Americans.

If those figures hold true, just imagine the bloodbath at the polls come November. Americans are waking up. The sleeping giant has been stirred, and he’s not at all happy with what he sees.

Think about this too, the Pew Research Center conducted the poll and their finding say that nearly 80% of Americans don’t trust Washington. The AP publishes this story. The AP is not known for being a right wing conservative supporting news source and they seem to have the ability to spin things in Barack Hussein Obama’s favor, on a regular basis. That said, I wonder, if AP is willing to run with 80%, what are the REAL numbers?

Majorities in the survey call Washington too big and too powerful, and say it’s interfering too much in state and local matters. The public is split over whether the government should be responsible for dealing with critical problems or scaled back to reduce its power, presumably in favor of personal responsibility.

Personal responsibility? The government, particularly this one now, the latest in a long line of power grabbing regimes, seems to think Americans are incapable of thinking for themselves. We are believed to be so desperate, so gullible and so ignorant that we’ll accept any bone the political machine throws our way.

Barack Hussein Obama being elected to the presidency was a fluke! Nothing more.

The GOP had spent 8 years trying to convince the American people that George W. Bush was the right man at the right time. I disagree with that, but given the options of voting for him or his opponents, I, as did many others, took the path of least resistance and voted for what we believed to be the lesser of the evils. As time passed it was clear, Bush had NO clue of how to run a government or conduct a war. His actions opened the door for CHANGE.

The GOP/RNC, in their collective insanity, ran the weakest ticket imaginable, McCain/Palin, and thus all but gave Barack Hussein Obama, and the CHANGE he preached, a clear path to victory.

That was then, this is now.

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