Glenn Beck - Shock poll: most support government assistance


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GLENN: There you go. So you can ask Glenn anything today on Friday, get your voice on the air. I want to -- one of the listeners called and asked me a couple of questions on something last hour and we started to get into this Fox Dynamics poll, and this shows really how much trouble we're in in America. Universal food. Should the government provide food for every person? 68% say yes. Healthcare, 66%. Housing, 52%. Job, 51%. 51% say everybody should be provided a job that wants one. This, gang, is socialism. People haven't been taught why socialism is bad.

Now, let me go through some of the other numbers in the Fox dynamics poll that I don't think you're going to hear elsewhere. Have you personally tried to reduce your household or personal spending because of a concern of this economy? Back on October of 2001, 32% said yes. October, a month after September 11th, October through 2001, 32% said yes. Today 79% have reduced their spending because what they think is coming. Does the current economic situation in the United States make you feel more anger or more fear? These numbers we have to watch. We have to -- and I'm going to ask them if they will continue to trend these, this particular number because this is disenfranchisement. More anger or more fear. Democrats, 32% anger, 43% fear. Republicans, 30% anger, 45% fear. Independents, 30% anger, 34% fear. The Democrats are more angry than the Republicans but, you know, within a couple of -- within two points. So it's margin of error. But I bet you those numbers on anger are going to go up, and where it's going to come from is I don't know because if I had to ask which one I am, now it's more anger, but I think it's going to become more fear. Well, maybe not. I don't -- I don't know. We'll watch these numbers.

A year from now do you think the economy will be recovering or will the country be in deeper recession? Democrats say the economy will be recovering 78%. Republicans say the economy will be recovering, 45%. Independents say it will be recovering by 60%. Boy, I hope you're right.

Does the government have a responsibility to rescue failing financial institutions? Democrats say yes, they do, 40%. 54 are opposed. Republicans, 17%, 81 opposed. Look at this number. The Democrats oppose it by 54%, are for it by 40%, yet apparently the evil fat cat Wall Street Republicans are against the bailout by 81%. Boy, it's amazing how the media spins the truth, isn't it? If you and your family were to fall on hard times, who would you likely turn to for help? Democrats, 15% say government. 6% of Republicans say government. Independents, 8%. Democrats, 64% say family, Republicans 73% family, independents 56% family.

Here's what I found interesting. If I said to you which one is going to lean on their church or religious organization, who would you say would lead that path? Democrats, 4% are going to turn to their church, Republicans 8%, and independents 16%. Even at 16%, that's shockingly low. President Obama wants the White House to take greater control over the census bureau which traditionally has reported solely to the commerce department. The results of the census affect the balance of political power in congress and the distribution of federal funds and therefore the census bureau is typically managed by nonelected officials. Do you think it's inappropriate or appropriate for the White House to take greater control of the census? Democrats say it's 46% appropriate. Republicans say it's 76% inappropriate. Independents, 63% inappropriate. And here is an amazing question, these three: In general do you think most corporate CEOs are honest, in general do you think most corporate CEOs are honest and ethical. Democrats say 73%, no, they're not. Republicans, 68%, no, they're not. In July of '02 the Fox opinion poll people asked that same question, it was 54% said they didn't think that they were honest and ethical. Now that number is 73% combined.

In general do you think most officials in this country are honest and ethical? That number is -- remember 73% combined for CEOs. Only 63%. 63% say no, they're not when we're talking about congress or elected officials. And here is the growing disenfranchisement that I've been talking to you about. Overall would you say you generally trust the federal government or not? For the first time in my life I don't trust the government, and it didn't start with Barack Obama. It started with George Bush, and it's only compounding and moving faster in the wrong direction under Barack Obama. Am I alone? Do you trust the federal government? June '02, 54% of the American people said, yeah, I do. Today that number is 41%. In June '02 only 36% said "I don't trust the government." 36%. Today 54% say no way, I don't trust them. 43% of Democrats don't trust the government. 63% of Republicans don't trust. And independents, 59% don't trust the government. Growing disenfranchisement.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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