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Old 11-15-2007, 07:30 AM   #1
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Americans skeptical of political leaders

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Americans skeptic on political leaders

WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse

Americans are morose about the caliber of their elected leaders and pessimistic about the country's future, according to a spate of polls released one year before the 2008 presidential election.

One survey this week by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government found three in four Americans profoundly frustrated by a "crisis" in U.S. leadership - the result should raise concern with America's political class, the poll-takers said.

"These new results should be a wake-up call for the nation," said David Gergen, director of the center and an editor at U.S. News and World Report.

"At a moment when the country is in the midst of a critical testing period both home and abroad, our citizens express an alarming lack of confidence in those running key institutions," Gergen said.

"Unless our leaders can earn the respect of more followers, we will have an incredibly hard time forging a path into a good future," he said.

Todd Pitinsky, an associate professor at the Kennedy School, added: "The findings tell us that people are increasingly skeptical about the people in key leadership positions."

Gergen spied a potential drawback even in the slight optimism felt by some voters.

"This optimism is certainly encouraging," he said, "but we must recognize that if these dreams are unfulfilled, the public will experience even deeper discontent."

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:33 AM   #2
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Yup, for the third straight election I feel like I'll voting for the "least awful" as opposed to the "best."

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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Yep. All politicians suck.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:18 AM   #4
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And in other news, the sky is blue and the sun will--yes--be setting in the West tonight. Details at 11:00.
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Well good! People are finally starting to wise up!
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