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Poll: Just 16% Say Government More Transparent Under Obama

Poll: Just 16% Say Government More Transparent Under Obama

A Breitbart News/Judicial Watch poll finds that 77% of those surveyed express a high level of concern over Washington, DC corruption.

How concerned are you about the issue of federal government corruption in Washington, DC?

77% TOTAL HIGH LEVEL OF CONCERN (NET)

52%  VERY CONCERNED

25%  SOMEWHAT CONCERNED  

20%  TOTAL LOW LEVEL OF CONCERN (NET)

11%  JUST A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED  

9%  NOT AT ALL CONCERNED  

3%  Don’t Know

Fifty-two percent of those polled said the government is doing a worse job policing Washington corruption.

Compared to five years ago, do you think the government is doing a better job OR a worse job of policing corruption in Washington, D.C.?

18%  TOTAL BETTER (NET)  

5%    MUCH BETTER

13%  SOMEWHAT BETTER

22%  ABOUT THE SAME (VOL.)

52%  TOTAL WORSE (NET)

20%  SOMEWHAT WORSE

33%  MUCH WORSE  

8%    Don’t know

Respondents were then asked: “When campaigning for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama promised to have the most transparent government in history. Over the past five years, do you think the workings of the federal government have become more transparent and open to the public, less transparent and open to the public, or stayed about the same?” 41% said less transparent, 39% said about the same, and just 16% of individuals polled said the government was more transparent than five years ago.

The finding shows a rift between Americans and President Barack Obama who promised that his was “the most transparent administration in history.” 

The poll, which was conducted December 13-16, was comprised of 1,000 adults whose party affiliations were 41% Democrat, 35% Republican, and 18% Independent. The poll’s margin of error was 3.1%.

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