Gallup explains the Trump phenomenon – the perception, held by 75% of Americans, of “widespread government corruption.”
Why would they start or boom a business if they think a corrupt government is creating rules and regulations that don’t serve their interests — but rather rules that serve the interests of corrupt officials, corrupt politicians, corrupt insiders and corrupt special interest groups?
Any wonder why so many Americans want a candidate who’s outside of that system?
Presumably the remaining 25% are either part of the problem or just not paying attention. When police seize more money than the criminals from whom they are supposed to be protecting us (and kill 1,600 Americans on the streets), when academic studies show that the wishes of the electorate have absolutely no effect on government policies, when politicians like the Clintons accumulate vast sums that appear to be little more than bribes… is the perception at all surprising?