GOP polling guru Frank Luntz says the American people have lost confidence in all government institutions, including those designed to keep us healthy, as well as the media who report what those institutions are doing.
Ironically, he finds that confidence in government was at its highest under a president who was trying to get government to do less: Ronald Reagan.
Reagan was also a strong and decisive leader, of course.
No doubt some in Washington will find all this mysterious, but it’s not very complicated. The government has lied to us repeatedly, and the mainstream media are biased toward the left and too cozy with the people they cover.
And, the American people aren’t stupid, to the surprise of those who govern them and inform them from Washington, and they’ve figured all this out.