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July 19, 2010

Poll: Washington Elites Utterly Disconnected From Public They Presume To Rule; 74% Admit They Haven't Felt The Current Downturn As Much As Regular Americans

DC's in the business of government, my friends, and business, as they say, is booming.

Only 27 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction, compared with 61 percent who think the nation is on the wrong track. Likewise, when asked whether the national economy is heading down the right or wrong track, just 24 percent chose the right track, compared with65 percent for the wrong track.

Yet among the 227 Washington elites polled, more think the country is on the right track, 49 percent, than the wrong track, 45 percent. On the economy, 44 percent of elites think the country is on the right track, compared with 46 percent who believe it is not.

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Taxes areanother issue where Washington does not appear to have its finger on the pulse of the country. Fifty-three percent of the general public ranked taxes as a “very important” issue, while 37 percent of elites said the same.

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In addition, Washington elites have a much higher opinion of those in power than the general public.

No shit, really?

Among the elites, Obama has a 66 percent favorability rating, while 34 percent view him unfavorably. Outside of Washington, only 48 percent of respondents view the president favorably, compared with 47 percent who view him unfavorably.

They're also not believers in the Tea Party, also known as "the competing firm."


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