Gallup: Americans’ Confidence in Gov't Falls to Record Lows; 'Presidency' Just 29%

Barbara Boland
By Barbara Boland | June 30, 2014 | 9:38 AM EDT

Confidence in all three branches of the U.S. government has fallen, reaching a six-year low for Obama's presidency (29%) and record lows for the Supreme Court (30%) and Congress (7 %,) according to a new Gallup poll released today.

Confidence in the U.S. Presidency suffered its largest drop since Gallup began regularly asking this question in 1991. At that time, 72% of Americans had confidence in George H.W. Bush's presidency - the highest confidence rating the office has received.

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While Obama had the greatest first-year confidence rating at 51%, he has also had lower ratings every subsequent year than either Bill Clinton or George W. Bush had.

Of note given today's expected ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, Americans' confidence in the Supreme Court is at record lows since Gallup began tracking confidence in 1973.