64% of GOP Voters See Divide Between Public and Government As Biggest Since the American Revolution

Republican primary voters are pretty skeptical about the nationís political leadership.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of Likely GOP Primary Voters believe the gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them is now as big as it was between the American Colonies and Great Britain in the 18th century. Just 16% disagree with this sentiment, and 20% arenít sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

But then 84% of Republican voters trust the judgment of the American people more than that of the nation's political leaders when it comes to important issues. Only four percent (4%) trust the political leaders more. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. Among all voters, 76% trust the people more than the politicians.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) say the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. Just six percent (6%) donít share that view.

Two-out-of-three GOP voters (67%) think big business and the government often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors. Thirteen percent (13%) disagree. Twenty percent (20%) are not sure.


But sizable majorities of GOP voters across all demographic categories agree that... government has become a special interest group of its own.

This is the money line from the article: "government has become a speical interest group of its own"
The difference between King George III and Barack 0bama is that King George had an excuse - he was insane.
I think that the 64% of GOP voters has it right. Unfortunately, their own party is mostly part of the problem.
Thatís going too far. The gap is the biggest since the (first) Civil War [or the War of Northern Aggression, for my southern neighbors]. Our government today is the enemy of free people. I hope and pray that the Obama Regimeís overreach, and the longer standing federal overreach, will be scaled back by the voters before we have to water the tree of liberty again.