A Majority In New Poll: ‘Deep State Is Manipulating Policy’

by | Mar 20, 2018 | Headline News | 25 comments

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    The Monmouth University Polling Institute found that 74% of Americans believe that the “deep state” is manipulating public policy unelected and behind the scenes. Only 21% don’t think the deep state exists.

    Those numbers are compelling considering the mainstream media’s very obvious attempt to get everyone to believe that the deep state is a figment of the imagination.  The poll also interestingly indicates that those in every single political group, republicans, democrats, and independents, all believe the deep state is manipulating the government. “We usually expect opinions on the operation of government to shift depending on which party is in charge,” Monmouth University Polling Institute Director Patrick Murray said in a statement. “But there’s an ominous feeling by Democrats and Republicans alike that a ‘Deep State’ of unelected operatives are pulling the levers of power.”

    The numbers indicate that 31 percent of Republicans and 33 percent of independents reported that they believe a deep state “definitely exists,” while 19 percent of Democrats believe this. Pollsters also found that a majority of those polled, 63 percent, said they were “not familiar” with the term deep state, however. Thirteen percent said they were “very familiar,” while 24 percent said they were “somewhat familiar.”

    But that’s not all this poll uncovered about public opinion. A majority of the American public believe that the U.S. government engages in widespread monitoring of its own citizens and worry that the U.S. government could be invading their own privacy. Interestingly, there are no significant partisan differences when it comes to whether or not a person believes their government is spying on them.  57% of independents, 51% of Republicans, and 50% of Democrats are at least somewhat worried the federal government is monitoring their activities. Another 24% of the American public are not too worried and 22% are not at all worried.

    “This is a worrisome finding. The strength of our government relies on public faith in protecting our freedoms, which is not particularly robust. And it’s not a Democratic or Republican issue. These concerns span the political spectrum,” Murray.

    Another important factor uncovered in the poll is that just over 1-in-5 Americans (22%) feel angry with Washington while the vast majority (59%) feel dissatisfied. Very few express a positive feeling toward DC with just 12% reporting as satisfied and only 4% are happy with the government.

    The survey of 803 adults was conducted from March 2 to 5. It has a slim margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.


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      1. Scariest words ever heard… “ I’m here from the government to help you .”
        Yea Right..

        • “Only 21% don’t think the deep state exists.”

          21% ??? LMFAO !!! That’s the Deep State and the few liberal Snowflakes who believe their propaganda. 🙂

      2. I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
        (myself to whatever you have)
        I’m from the government and I’m here to help.

        Read between the lines!

      3. How do I become a member of the Deep State? I want to do that.

        • Naw John, I’d just like to hammer a slug into all those rifle barrels in the poli-toon. Have their actions have immediate results.

        • Join the Democrat party.
          Get a government job.
          You are in!

      4. The Deep state is real, and one day it will raise it’s ugly head and someone will shoot it off.

        I can only hope and pray that it is Me squeezing the trigger.


        • Indirectly, as a LEO, you work for and carry out the deep state’s wishes. So Dale, stop pretending that you’re a good cop. Anyone working for any arm of government is in thrall to their paymasters (ultimately the Deep State).

          When the time comes you’ll kill innocent civilians and use the age old excuse “I was simply carrying out orders”.

      5. I’m going dark now patriot brothers. Done talking about it. God bless you all.

        • OK, we’ll see you in a week or so.

        • Menzo:

          Don’t take any wooden nickels. Farewell.


      6. Name one politician that is not a crook. If they are not a crook going into office in short order they will become one. The best government money can buy. Middle fingers breaking out all over for the overflow of slimeballs who imagine themselves to be competent honest lawmakers. Deep swamp.

      7. Ask people if they would read a script on TV for a million dollars even if the contents of the script did not agree with their personal beliefs.

        Ask if they think money affects people’s attitudes and behaviors.

        Ask people if Rockefeller, acting as an agent for Rothschild and Warburg, buying the land and building the building which houses the United Nations could possibly affect or influence members of the United Nations and the United Nations Peace Force.

        Ask people if they think there is a reason Netenyahu got to address Congress and why.
        Ask people if they are aware that Rothschild owns most of the area run by Netenyahu.
        Ask them if that would affect the decisions made by Yahu.


        The deep state is another way of saying men with lots of money, power, and influence.


      8. It’s been said that the word ‘politics’ is derived from the Latin words ‘poli’ meaning ‘many’ and ‘tics’ meaning ‘blood-sucking insects’.

      9. The Earth is Flat and Stationary! Anyone who believes they live on a ball spinning at over 1000mph, orbiting the sun at 66,000mph, and being dragged by the sun through a vacuum with a tractor beam at 600,000mph is just ridiculous, and has absolutely no ability to do any type of critical thinking!

        If you believe you live on a spinning ball, I challenge you to prove it! Should be easy for all you Globe Heads out there. Also, no computer generated images from Nazi NASA allowed! Good luck!

        • Magellan proved that the Earth rotates. He sailed around the world, keeping an accurate record of his travels. When he got home, his reckoning of the date was a day off from that of everyone else who had stayed behind.

          There are many other proofs, but you would need an IQ above 90 to understand them.

          • I don’t think FEP is serious. Nobody is that stupid.

      10. Sad thing is, the uninformed majority still thinks those outlets are real journalism.

      11. Fake news repeated often enough becomes truth for many.

        • See “Flat Earther” above, for example.

          • Flat Earther is what Rush terms a “low information voter.”

      12. I’m not sure if its out of a presumed necessity for expediency, or a self confidence from the assumption that they had sufficient power no longer requiring hiding in the covert, but TPTB / Deep State / Shadow Government have exposed themselves in the last decade like never before.

      13. deep state, neo-cons, cosmopolitans, international bankers, carpetbaggers, shysters, Shylocks are just polite names for the same tribe and they f##k everyone

      14. We will be to the “Deep State” as the Chinese people were to the “British East India Trading Company” during the 1800s….unfortunately….So, load and lock

      15. A huge amount of the typical American’s time is spent looking into an electronic view screen (cell phones, televisions, computer video, etc). Control what appears on those view screens and you affect how people think. (Yes, it’s hypocritical since I’m doing that now!) This is good news that people are aware that the Deep State is trying to manipulate them and are spying on them. Kevin2 is right about the brazenness of the TPTB.

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