View Full Version : 23% Say U.S. Government Has the Consent of the Governed

07-18-2010, 12:12 PM
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2010/23_say_u_s_government_has_the_consent_of_the_gover ned

The notion that governments derive their only just authority from the consent of the governed is a foundational principle of the American experiment.

However, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of voters nationwide believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Sixty-two percent (62%) say it does not, and 15% are not sure.

These figures have barely budged since February.

Like we need a poll to tell us that.

07-18-2010, 12:24 PM
To be honest, the 23% in that poll is somewhat correct. If they didn't have the consent of the governed, they wouldn't keep being re-elected.