There’s a new Gallup poll out asking Americans about their confidence in U.S. institutions, and the average is at a new low. Americans have the most confidence in small business, followed closely by the military. Confidence in the presidency is down 15 points from last year, dropping from 38 to 23 points. Glenn Greenwald notes that the media does not fare well: newspapers come in at 16 points, and television news at a startling 11 points, down from 16 a year ago. The only institution rated lower was Congress, at 7 points. With the exception of organized labor, everything is down from 2021.

It’s working.

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