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Say What? Government's Approval Rating Is Down to 26 Percent
Pew Research says the government's approval rating is down to 26 percent. It used to be in the 75-80 percent range back in the 1960s. Why the huge drop? We went to Georgetown to take the pulse of the people. Many told us the government's dismal approval rating is well earned.
Sam Pfiester: "Well, I think the further you get from the people who are regulating our activities the more removed they are from understanding what the real issues are."
Kerry Russell: "The government has earned the mistrust of the people through its actions. And that's not party specific. It's Democratic and Republican administrations. People have had enough dealings now with the federal government and they'd had dealings where the government wasn't honest with them."
Carolyn Sweet: "I believe they don't fulfill their promises to people. I don't think they consider people who are either poor or struggling or anything like that."
Don Pfiester: "Do you think things were a lot different back in the 60s? Oh, I think things were a lot simpler. We didn't have as many regulations and as many bureaucrats, so people didn't interact with the government as much."
Barry Kamber: "I think today the media is more prevalent and things are more open so people are really thinking about what's really happening with the government."
Thank you for sharing your opinion.
By Fred Cantu