Frank Luntz on CBS: 'Collapse in Confidence' of Government, Media

October 17, 2014 | 3:34 PM EDT

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

Appearing on Friday's CBS This Morning, Republican pollster Frank Luntz reacted to the latest CBS News poll showing Americans having a "crisis of confidence" in government institutions: "The problem is that the institutions that have the greatest impact on us, the CDC, the FDA, the EPA, those that are responsible for our health and safety, are the ones that have had the biggest collapse. In fact, in some cases it's 20-30-point drop in just the last 15-18 months."
 
He continued: "And even the media, even the media has gone through a collapse in confidence. So the people who report the information about whether we should trust politicians, we don't even trust the people who report that trust."