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The steady stream of scandals coming out of the Obama administration has had an impact on the public's perception of it and of the government in general.
Here's chief White House correspondent Ed Henry.
Despite -- job approval rating of just 44% in the latest Fox News -- President Obama hit the road today.
The campaign for Massachusetts senate candidate Ed Markey ahead of a special election later this month.
And lambasted his critics for spending too much time worrying about campaigning.
What's holding -- back right now it is.
-- action in Washington.
Gridlock in Washington.
Too many folks in Washington -- -- the next election ahead of the next generation.
What's been holding the president's agenda back is a string of controversies rocking the start of his second term.
And a new fox poll out tonight shows the damage piling up from those storms.
Asked how much trust and confidence they have in the federal government just 5% said a great deal 32% a fair amount.
41% not that much in 22% said.
Not at all.
The poll shows nearly two thirds of the country believes the surveillance programs are unacceptable and invade privacy.
And the mistrust of government may have only been fueled by the misleading answer that James clapper the Director of National Intelligence gave back in -- Does the NSA collecting any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans are.
No -- It does not.
On the question of how the public feels about the country's political leaders the answers -- stark 23%.
Said confident and proud.
Agreed with the statement is this the best we can do.
While some Democrats have called for an end to the hearings scrutinizing lowest Lerner and other IRS officials.
I've decided to follow my counsel's advice.
And not testify or answer any of the questions today.
Over 70% of the public said in the fox poll that congress should continue to investigate the IRS the Justice Department's monitoring of journalists and been -- On the seizing of reporters' records 63%.
Say it was done for political reasons while 29%.
Say it was for security reasons.
With regard to the potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material that is not something that.
I've ever been involved -- -- of humble would think would be a wise policy.
Tonight there's new pressure on attorney general Eric Holder our latest poll asked about his future 34%.
Say he should stay 52% say.
He should resign -- -- -- -- in the north lawn and thank you.
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