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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls
Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 22, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen

Posted on 06/22/2013 6:53:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Webster’s Dictionary defines “trust” as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something.” Americans don’t have a lot of it these days as far as the federal government is concerned.

Just 35% of Americans now have a favorable impression of the federal government.

Distrust is growing when it comes to the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups. Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters now believe the IRS actions were politically motivated, and 70% think the orders came from Washington, D.C. Sixty-seven percent (67%) believe it is likely that other government agencies targeted conservative groups as well. All these levels of skepticism are up several points from a month ago.

President Obama and other senior government officials say the National Security Agency’s recently disclosed secret surveillance program has deterred several terrorist attacks, but only 35% of Americans believe they are telling the truth.

Seventy-three percent (73%) don’t think it’s a good idea to let government regulators pass rules without approval from Congress.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; rasmussen; socialism

1 posted on 06/22/2013 6:53:35 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Just 35% of Americans now have a favorable impression of the federal government.

"Just" 35%? I see that as a shockingly high 35%, not as a surprisingly low number. When I meet someone who does trust the current federal government, I assume that person is at heart a fool, a thief, a parasite, or a tyrant. It's a shame 35% of Americans fall into those categories.

2 posted on 06/22/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

“”Just” 35%? I see that as a shockingly high 35%, not as a surprisingly low number. When I meet someone who does trust the current federal government, I assume that person is at heart a fool, a thief, a parasite, or a tyrant. It’s a shame 35% of Americans fall into those categories.”

My politically savvy uncle says that 40% of the people are opposed to a candidate or policy and 40% are in favor of same. All elections or political discourse are about the 11% in the middle.

In St. Pete Fl. a no-name uber liberal named Jessica Ehrlick ran for Congress. (I knew her father.) She had little money and no real Democratic machine backing. She got 40% of the vote. Considering her lack of resume I thought that an astounding turnout. But it exactly followed my uncle’s political model.

In my own forays into local politics I’ve found that no matter how bad the policy or law or how badly it will affect people, that there are some who are in favor of it even if it lowers their property values or harms their ability to enjoy their home. I think it’s a kind of contrarian thinking that’s almost crazy.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 7:18:25 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
My only comment is that I'm glad this has been here for three hours and drawn flies. The polls mean absolutely nothing. The people who would lick the bottoms of Obama’s shoes don't answer them so there is NO way to know where he really is. If there was an election coming on Tuesday he'd win in a landslide. Does it really matter what his approval number is?
4 posted on 06/22/2013 9:49:39 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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