Frank Luntz: Crisis of confidence in government and media
Pollster Frank Luntz appeared on CBS News Friday to comment on a poll which found trust in government institutions is extremely low. He went on to point out widespread distrust in media as well.
Kyle Drennen of News Busters has the story:
Frank Luntz on CBS: ‘Collapse in Confidence’ of Government, Media
Appearing on Friday’s CBS This Morning, Republican pollster Frank Luntz reacted to the latest CBS News poll showing Americans having a “crisis of confidence” in government institutions: “The problem is that the institutions that have the greatest impact on us, the CDC, the FDA, the EPA, those that are responsible for our health and safety, are the ones that have had the biggest collapse. In fact, in some cases it’s 20-30-point drop in just the last 15-18 months.”
He continued: “And even the media, even the media has gone through a collapse in confidence. So the people who report the information about whether we should trust politicians, we don’t even trust the people who report that trust.”
Luntz also made an observation about the public’s trust in government at another time in history:
What’s interesting is that the highest level of trust and confidence in government came during the Reagan administration, which was the most anti-government, and the lowest level of trust is right now. And one could argue that this president has been trying to preach trust or at least involvement of government to help people. So there’s another message there. The less the government does, the better able government is to do it well.
Here’s the segment:
Luntz makes a lot of sense here. One could argue that the best way to make the media do its job is to vote Republican.
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