A new poll released yesterday by Rasmussen indicates that an overwhelming majority of Americans feel that their government officials do not make decisions based on the consent of the voters whom they govern.
Polling data indicates that only 22 percent of the nation’s voters feel that government officials, “derive their just powers from the consent of the governed” and Democrats tend to believe that more than Republicans.
While 50 percent of Democrats currently approve of the process by which the government derives their power to make decisions, Republicans and Independents feel quite the opposite, with only 8 percent and 21 percent approving the process, respectively.
This government approval poll comes during an especially important week for Democrats, Republicans and the Obama Administration, as the Supreme Court is set to rule on a number of controversial laws that that government has passed and have subsequently been challenged.
Current laws that are under evaluation by the Court this week include Arizona’s S.B. 1070 immigration law, certain laws regarding campaign finance, and the highly anticipated decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act was President Obama’s signature piece of legislation- a massive overhaul of healthcare laws.