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Poll: Carter most trusted politician; Matt Lauer least trusted network newsie
The Washington Examiner ^ | 7 May 13 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 05/07/2013 12:04:00 PM PDT by seanmerc

Former President Jimmy Carter stands head and shoulders above other American politicians -- including President Obama -- in a new Reader's Digest poll of the 100 most trusted people in America that also suggests the problems dogging "Today Show" co-host Matt Lauer have nicked his integrity.

The new poll, provided to Secrets, proves that Washington has fallen out of favor in America. The four most trusted Americans are in show business. No. 1 is Tom Hanks, followed by Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep.

The first Washingtonian on the list is first lady Michelle Obama at No. 19. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright lands at 23, followed by Carter at 24. President Obama landed the No. 65 spot, behind Hillary Clinton, who was No. 51.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carter; jimmycarter; peanut; secondworstpresident
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Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.
1 posted on 05/07/2013 12:04:00 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Ok what did I miss?

What did Matt Lauer do while I was busy for the last couple of weeks?


2 posted on 05/07/2013 12:06:23 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: seanmerc

Any poll that places Carter at the top of the list for most trusted anything is a horribly skewed poll.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 12:06:45 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: seanmerc

Carter? This country is worse off than I even thought.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 12:07:56 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: seanmerc

How many of the people polled even know Carter was president?


6 posted on 05/07/2013 12:08:02 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: seanmerc

Once upon a time Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in the US. Thing is, he was hiding his inner communist one-world-government self.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 12:08:13 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Mr. K

GIVE ME A BREAK? Carter number One!! They must not remember or lived through the 70’s or remember Billy or Mamma Carter.

Major BARF!


8 posted on 05/07/2013 12:08:27 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: SoldierDad

Maybe people feel he’s just too naive and stupid to be a liar.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 12:08:38 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: seanmerc

Jimmy Carter! I wouldn’t trust that SOB as far as I could throw him.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 12:08:52 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: SoldierDad

It’s a Reader’s Digest poll. You know, Reader’s Digest is for people without the attention span to read to whole book.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 12:08:54 PM PDT by John Freeman
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To: saganite

oopsie


12 posted on 05/07/2013 12:09:11 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: b4its2late
Carter? This country is worse off than I even thought.

Bingo. Holy crap we are screwed.

13 posted on 05/07/2013 12:09:22 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: seanmerc

It seems as though the poll is asking for candidates alive today. That makes a little more sense.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: saganite

LOL. Well put.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 12:09:54 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: seanmerc
From the article: Reader's Digest took note that Clint Eastwood has recovered from his awkward performance at last year's Republican National Convention. He is the 13th most trusted American on their list.

Awkward? Hmm not he adjective I would use, Brilliant, Hilarious, side splitting, but not awkward.

16 posted on 05/07/2013 12:10:13 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: saganite

Ditto. Carter is a small minded, vindictive idiot. I wouldn’t trust him to scrub my hubcaps.


18 posted on 05/07/2013 12:12:39 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: saganite

Before that gets pulled I concur! I will add WTF!?


19 posted on 05/07/2013 12:12:49 PM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: skeeter
.. candidates alive today. That makes a little more sense

.. except that Carter's been dead from the neck up for decades.

20 posted on 05/07/2013 12:12:56 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: seanmerc

Invite list to Lucifer’s Leftist Luau in Hell.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 12:13:13 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: tomkat

That was not an “oopsie” it was a heart felt comment!


22 posted on 05/07/2013 12:13:41 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Spruce

” Lucifer’s Leftist Luau in Hell.”

LOL...good one.


23 posted on 05/07/2013 12:16:00 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: tomkat

Credit where credit’s due - he was a tiger managing the WH tennis court schedule.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 12:16:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: seanmerc
a new Reader's Digest poll

Low information readers.

25 posted on 05/07/2013 12:16:10 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: seanmerc

Satire?


26 posted on 05/07/2013 12:16:39 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: seanmerc

did they ask people who actually lived during Carters term?


27 posted on 05/07/2013 12:17:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: seanmerc
This is hilarious!

Carter?!?!? The guy that used to make a point of carrying a couple of EMPTY suitcases, to try to represent himself as a common man???
28 posted on 05/07/2013 12:18:51 PM PDT by MMaschin
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To: Red_Devil 232
With which I was in hearty concurrence !

Heaven forbid we'd run the risk of a Puritan coronary !        ;^)

29 posted on 05/07/2013 12:19:07 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: jayrunner

Compared to Obambi? Carter was just a dumbass fool. Obama is WILLFULLY out to destroy the country.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 12:19:37 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: seanmerc

Remember Groucho Marx’s comment about declining to join any club willing to admit him?

In the same fashion, this reinforces my desire not to associate with any pollster that would lump me with such lame-brains. My country has existed for centuries without needing pollsters, my religion for millennia and this earth for eons.

As far as I am concerned, majority opinion just gives you company on the road to ruin!


31 posted on 05/07/2013 12:20:03 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: seanmerc

LMAO @ all of it.

I like celebrations and I look forward to the fair and lawful public hangings of the criminal morons that infest this once great country.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 12:22:02 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: John Freeman
Reader’s Digest is for people without the attention span to read to whole book.

HEY! It's a good bathroom mag.

33 posted on 05/07/2013 12:23:38 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: jayrunner

Catarrh #1! We’re doomed!


34 posted on 05/07/2013 12:26:15 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: skeeter
This poll has gotta be seriously in the lead for


              Facepalm of the Year©

35 posted on 05/07/2013 12:26:19 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: seanmerc

I found Richard Nixon to be more trustworthy than the peanut farmer.


36 posted on 05/07/2013 12:29:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: seanmerc

Bill Clinton did not appear so he is untrusted. Bush was maligned in the press so much he did not make it. Liberals hate Reagan. Carter, time wounds all heals.


37 posted on 05/07/2013 12:38:41 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Carter was a Fraud like OBAMA...but most Presidents are ...How many good ones in the last 100 years???


38 posted on 05/07/2013 12:39:14 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I lived the Carter years. I wouldn’t trust him with my 6’ Rabbit!
His admin ruined many a business, including mine!


39 posted on 05/07/2013 12:42:10 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: seanmerc

Who wouldn't trust a kindly face like that?

40 posted on 05/07/2013 12:42:12 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: seanmerc

This poll must have been taken in a dementia ward in Miami. These people are out of their gourds.


41 posted on 05/07/2013 12:46:21 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: seanmerc

Peanuts?
They must have been thinking about Brother Billy.


42 posted on 05/07/2013 12:51:05 PM PDT by Zuse
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To: verga

Who reads Readers Digest?

It’s pretty much died out and just seen at dental offices or clinics. After their attempt to make global warming “real” back ten years ago...I stopped reading. It was in bankruptcy issues back around 2010. I suspect they barely survive now.


43 posted on 05/07/2013 12:52:00 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Mr. K

Indeed, what did I miss?

Ten years ago I used to feel confident there were people around me who listened to Rush, loved Reagan, understood what frauds Carter and Hillary and Bubba were (are), etc., etc. Now I’m not so sure. When did all the stupidity creep in? What prompted it? Any ideas?


44 posted on 05/07/2013 12:55:31 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: seanmerc

How the American public can place so much trust in Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, two actors whom they have never met and really know precious little about aside from their onscreen characters, is quite troubling.


45 posted on 05/07/2013 12:55:50 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: seanmerc

But, Carter can be trusted to bow down to communist dictators and terrorist nation states. Lauer can be trusted to out-feminize all of the ladies in news media.


46 posted on 05/07/2013 1:03:10 PM PDT by GoldwaterCountry (Viva Reagan Revolucion!)
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To: skeeter

This comes from the same crowd that picked THE FOREIGNER and GORE for the NOBLE PEACE PRIZE.


47 posted on 05/07/2013 1:03:22 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Mr. K

Changed his name to Matt Wower...more like Brokaw would say it.


48 posted on 05/07/2013 1:07:02 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SoldierDad

People probably saw the whitewash he got in Argo and assumed everything that happened was beyond his control.


49 posted on 05/07/2013 1:08:56 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: seanmerc

All that I can say is the NEA union thugs that read Reader’s Digest these days love them some imbecilic communist dufus... the second worst president in modern History.

When asked about her son jimmuh... momma carter said, “Billy was always the smarter of the two”.

LLS


50 posted on 05/07/2013 1:10:47 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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