Friday, June 20, 2014

Public Confidence: High for Military, historic low for Congress...Media not far behind DC

I'm sure this just burns the American Left up, particularly the ones running DC, as they've worked ever so aggressively to tear down our military! Probably why it's not widely reported. (via Gallup)

Confidence in the military spiked in March 1991 to 85%, just after the first Persian Gulf War, but fell back through the 1990s. It also spiked in 2002 and 2003, after 9/11, and again in 2009, just before U.S. troops began withdrawing from Iraq. Still, the current 74% confidence level is significantly higher than the average 67% rating given the military since it was first measured in 1975.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said of this pathetic Congress (that'd include both House and Senate, btw)...
Americans' confidence in Congress has sunk to a new low. Seven percent of Americans say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in Congress as an American institution, down from the previous low of 10% in 2013. This confidence is starkly different from the 42% in 1973, the first year Gallup began asking the question.

While they're overstepping in Americans' private matters under this President and capitulating to a minority of special interests over the collective will of the People, unconstrained to their prescribed jobs under the Constitution, it's no wonder why the public confidence in Congress has sunk to a historic low. In the midst of a multitude of administrative scandals, an invasion from our southern border, turmoil in the Middle East -- in other words, legitimate issues to confront, both foreign and domestic -- they'd rather attack privately trademarked names and raise the gas tax on the backs of Americans already crippled by a stalled out economy. Seems to go hand in hand with the almost daily assaults on our civil liberties, religious beliefs, free markets and American traditions, doesn't it?

And where's the press in all of this? Snoozing...and when they are lucid, they're usually carrying Democratic waters to the lips of Dear Leader. Probably why Americans' confidence in news media isn't much better...
Gallup: Americans' faith in each of three major news media platforms -- television news, newspapers, and news on the Internet -- is at or tied with record lows in Gallup's long-standing confidence in institutions trend. This continues a decades-long decline in the share of Americans saying they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers or TV news, while trust in Internet news remains low since the one prior measure in 1999.

Related links: How Liberal Media Profit from Supporting Democrats
Letter: News media are the Democrats' useful idiots

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