Americans Believe Most Politicians Abuse Their Power: Reason-Rupe Poll April 2014


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"Government is losing some of the romance that it used to have as people learn about what people do when they have political power," says Reason-Rupe polling director Emily Ekins.

Ekins sat down Reason TV to discuss the portion of the results from the April Reason-Rupe poll focused on the public's growing distrust of politicians and government.

The poll found that Americans believe that one out of seven politicians uses his or her power to help friends and hurt enemies. Furthermore, respondents believed that 75 percent of politicians are corrupted by lobbyists and campaign donations.

Watch the video above to hear Ekins delve deeper into these results.

For full poll results, check out reason.com/poll.

Approximately 1 minute long.

Produced by Zach Weissmueller. Camera by Paul Detrick.

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