Not surprisingly the Gallup Poll shows that Americans generally will trust their healthcare professional over the politicians. If Pharmacists have long been considered the #1 trusted profession than there is natural inverse relationship with Pharmaceutical Industry ranked slightly ahead of insurers and a bit higher than used car salesmen.
Another no surprise is strong partisanship as The Democratic leadership had the confidence of 70% of Democrats, 36% of Independents and only 15% of Republicans. The Republican leadership had the confidence of 65% of Republicans, 27% of independents, and just 19% of Democrats.
With the AMA’s non-endorsement then endorsement but with tort reform caveat its not hard to see why American have been lukewarm to a Government Health Plan, see Zogby.
Interesting numbers. At least Obama is the most trusted of the non trusted crew of politicians. 10% are competent with credibility the rest are ex-cons, future ex cons or breaking the commandments.