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Bridget Johnson

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September 13, 2013 - 11:22 am

A new Gallup poll finds that fewer Americans trust the government to handle problems than at any point since the firm started asking that question.

The record-low rating comes from a Sept. 5-8 survey, in the heat of the Syria debate. Just 49 percent said they have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in the government, two percentage points below the previous low of 51 percent recorded in 2007.

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Even with the Syria debate in the background, public confidence in the federal government on domestic issues also fell to a new record low just as Obamacare is about to come into force:

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And even though 71 percent of Democrats are giving the government the benefit of the doubt on international affairs, that plummets to just 58 percent of Dems trusting the government on domestic problems.

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Really! 49% is absurdly high. G-d, I miss Andrew Breitbart.
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Makes me wonder where 49% of Americans are getting their information.
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Breitbart is here.
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So when do we get a 'Miss Me Yet?' poster of Jimmuh C?
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Not a surprise, since the government seems to think controlling the American public is it's biggest problem.
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How about if the government stopped spying on us.
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Makes me wonder where 49% of Americans are getting their information.
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Really! 49% is absurdly high. G-d, I miss Andrew Breitbart.
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