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The trust Americans have in the media and our elected officials continues to fall lower every year and a recent poll is just the latest in that saga.

According to the latest Pew Research Center survey — which is a let-wing polling outlet — found that only a tiny two percent of Americans have a “great deal of confidence” in our politicians. For journalists it is just as bad. Only six percent said they have a high level of trust in the media.

Per the Washington Examiner:

Add in those who have a “fair amount of confidence,” and journalism rises to 40% and politicians to 24%. But just three years ago, 55% had a fair to great trust in the media. The Pew figures have shown remarkable consistency in the very low ratings of politicians.

On the other end, 24% had “no confidence at all” in journalists. It was 23% for politicians.

“The public continues to express lower levels of confidence in journalists, business leaders, and elected officials, though even for these groups, public confidence is tilting more negative,” Pew said in its report. “Four-in-ten say they have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in journalists and business leaders to act in the public’s best interests; six-in-ten now say they have not too much or no confidence at all in these groups. Ratings for elected officials are especially negative: 24% say they have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in elected officials, compared with 76% who say they have not too much or no confidence in them.”

The survey also found that Americans have lost trust in science and other institutions, as well, but the fall for politicians and the media was by far the worst.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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