Some context is helpful… when people say “politics is always corrupt and crap”.. there is a big difference between 72% having confidence in the Presidency vs. 29% having confidence.. it’s two different societies almost.. at times with long-term effects on people’s individual priorities and values..
Check out this new chart from Gallup detailing the remarkably declining trust people place in the branches of government.
“Confidence in the presidency is now the lowest it has been under President Barack Obama, as is confidence in Congress and the Supreme Court, given their historical lows,” write Gallup’s Justin McCarthy.
(..) Today, no more than three in ten Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in any branch of government. Let that sink if for a minute.