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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Corruption and Outsiderism

Gallup suggests on reason for the current popularity of outsiderism:
Three in four Americans (75%) last year perceived corruption as widespread in the country's government. This figure is up from two in three in 2007 (67%) and 2009 (66%).

While the numbers have fluctuated slightly since 2007, the trend has been largely stable since 2010. However, the percentage of U.S. adults who see corruption as pervasive has never been less than a majority in the past decade, which has had no shortage of controversies from theU.S. Justice Department's firings of U.S. attorneys to the IRS scandal.