Rasmussen blares the reason why the Tea Party movement is important on its poll results.
Yes, that’s partly spin and partly obfuscation, but it’s also partly truthful (and lefty idiots at HuffPo love it because it confirms their elitist, socialist illusions). I plan to de-spin it later, but for now let it stand.
Folks, there’s good news. If we travel back in Rasmussen time we find out that, including leaners, government skeptics outnumber true believers by 75% to 14%. This poll was done by asking people these three questions and counting how many they agreed with or disagreed with.
- Generally speaking, when it comes to important national issues, whose judgment do you trust more – the American people or America’s political leaders? [People more trustworthy +1, Leaders more trustworthy -1]
- Some people believe that the federal government has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests. Has the federal government become a special interest group? [Yes +1, No -1]
- Do government and big business often work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors? [Yes +1, No -1]
Add up your total. Mine is +3. Those with negative scores believe the government is smarter than ordinary people. They are not skeptics. Those with positive scores are skeptics: Skeptics like me, and probably skeptics just like you.