Meet the Personal Interest

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“‘Poll after poll finds American voters believing the country is on the wrong track,’ Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, told viewers last Sunday. ‘And if there’s one other thing that Democrats and Republicans have in common these days, it’s that they don’t trust Washington to fix it.’ Is this a smart electorate or what? Todd compared today’s public mood to October 2001, just after the 9/11 terrorist attack. Back then, solid majorities of both Democrats and Republicans ‘had trust in that Republican control of government. Twenty years later, these numbers have collapsed among both parties. … Republicans down to just 9 percent trust in government to do what’s right most or all of the time. It’s a Democratic government,’ he added. ‘That’s why the Democratic number’s a little higher here [29%], but this is really troubling.”’ And then Mr. Todd even posed the right question: ‘How did we get here?'” (06/14/22)