Gallup: All Branches of Government Hit Record Low Approval Ratings

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A new Gallup poll highlights the fact that the majority of Americans do not trust their government.

* Confidence in The Supreme Court, Congress, and the Presidency has hit record lows. The Supreme Court is down to a 30 percent approval rating, an all time low. Congress is currently at 7 percent, another all time low. The presidency is now at 29 percent, a six year low, and an all time low under Obama.

* Obama is currently experiencing worse ratings than his two predecessors, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, at the same point in their terms, and has done in each subsequent year of his presidency. Congress is now trusted by fewer than one in ten Americans. Americans clearly feel that Congress is utterly failing to represent their views and wishes on Capitol Hill.

* The Gallup article suggests that the drop in confidence “threatens and complicates the U.S. system of government. “At this point, Americans place much greater faith in the military and the police than in any of the three branches of government.” …Really?

Given that scores of daily accounts of police brutality are documented, as well as heightened concern over the rapid militarization of police, this certainly paints a dismal picture for government.


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