New Poll Shows Lack of Faith in Government

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Zucchotti Park, Occupy Wall Street, protesters (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

New York Times/CBS News poll released Tuesday reveals a deep sense of frustration with government as both political parties have failed to give voters a sense that they can fix the economy. Seven in 10 Americans think the policies of Republicans favor the rich, while two-thirds support raising taxes on millionaires. A report from the Congressional Budget Office also out on Tuesday says that incomes for the top 1 percent of earners have grown by 275 percent in the last 30 years, versus just 40 percent for people in the middle income scale. The poll's findings are bad news for both Republicans and Democrats alike as they prepare for a pivotal election in 2012. New York Times national political correspondent Jeff Zeleny helps parse the numbers and explains what this means for the country.

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Of course the emphasis is on Republicans who have been in power only ten of the last 34 months after winning a massive victory in the last election.

Oct. 26 2011 10:16 AM

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