1 poll number that should be a wake-up call for politicians

(CNN)A new Pew poll on how people think about politics and politicians is filled with not-so-positive nuggets. More than six in 10 say that “significant changes” are necessary in American government. Just one in three have a favorable opinion of the federal government. And so on and so forth.

That’s the percentage of people in the Pew poll who say they have a “great deal” of confidence in elected officials to act in the public’s best interest.

Meanwhile, 52% have “not too much,” and 23% have no confidence at all in elected officials looking out for their best interests. Oomph.

Whether you are a Republican, a Democrat or neither, that number is absolutely awful. It speaks not…

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