24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site

RSS

Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

47 Percent Have Unfavorable Opinion of Polls, According to Poll

As rough a P.R. problem Wall Street financial institutions face, this election season features a new whipping post this election season: politicians.

Americans express more unfavorable views of “politicians” than just about any of the people, policies or institutions asked about in a year of Washington Post-ABC News favorability polls.

Fully 71 percent of all Americans — and eight in 10 political independents — have negative views of politicians, including Democrats, Republicans and any other stripe. Only the direction of the economy came in for more negative reviews — with a 74 percent negative assessment of the direction of the U.S. economy late last year. Congress and Wall Street financial institutions were close behind.

Source: Washington Post. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

  • Bee Tagger||

    I didn't read the link, did they reach a consensus on why the respondents kept hitting themselves?

advertisement