Gallup's latest Confidence in Institutions poll finds that only 14% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the Legislative branch. This is a new low for Congress, and it is the lowest confidence rating for any institution that has ever been tested by Gallup over the last thirty years.
The Presidency ranked ninth out of the sixteen institutions in the poll. Americans expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the Presidency totaled 25%; 11% higher than Congress' rating. In fact, besides the Congress, the Presidency beat out television news, newspapers, organized labor, the criminal justice system, big business, and HMOs for confidence.
Funny that the MSM didn't note that they fell behind the Presidency in confidence ratings, isn't it?
The Military had the highest confidence rating, by the way, with 69% of Americans expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in our Armed Forces.
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