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

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    Poll: Majority lacks trust in government

    By LIZ SIDOTI
    AP National Political Writer Apr 18, 8:43 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Can you trust Washington?

    Nearly 80 percent of Americans say they can't and they have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center that shows public confidence in the federal government at one of the lowest points in a half-century.

    The poll released Sunday illustrates the ominous situation facing President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party 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.

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    Excellent Sunday Evening Dump of this Poll, AP... :clap2:

    3/3 DemocRAT Control and 2/3 DemocRAT Control since 2006 and this is what you get...

    Somebody's gettin' their Asses handed to them this Fall.

    :)

    peace...
     
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    Sounds about right to me.
     
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    Wow, so out of 305,507,054 people, they got 80% to say they don't trust the government?


    Maybe they could get this company to work for the US Census too, since the results are so overwhelming! :clap2:
     
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    Applied the 80/20 rule huh?

    Further study would have noted the 20% was made up of the 10% that never makes up their mind. Another 5% were too high to understand the question and the last 5 were too scared to say yes because they think its the government calling.
     
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    SFC Ollie Still Marching

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    Hell no surprise there.

    I haven't trusted the Government since they issued me a comb then cut off all my hair.
     
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    That's 244,405,643 people.
     
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    They must have been real busy on those phones! I wonder why I didn't get a call? :confused:
     
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    80%? That number seems a little bit low to me!
     
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    I believe the 80% seems a bit low as well. I would be interested to see a post by someone in the 20% who actually does trust the government and their reasoning.
     
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    The 20% of people who trust the government is 61,101,411 people.

    The estimated population of Americans aged 0-14 years is 61,125,728.
     

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