Andy Kohut on PBS NewsHour, discussing our latest survey showing 3/4 of Americans don’t trust the government:
“For the first time since we have been asking this question, we have a majority, 53 percent, saying that their rights are personally threatened by the government. Now, this is mostly being led by a trend among Republicans, especially conservative Republicans. Among conservative Republicans, that percentage is 76 percent.
But it`s a really very powerful attitude. It has to do with worries on the right and the middle as well that the government is encroaching on them. Gun control is part of their worries. I think you go back to Obamacare, many people complaining the government is telling me that I have that to buy health insurance, that they don`t have the right to do this.”