‘Obama lies’ most Googled term in Florida government distrust survey

Only 19% of respondents said they had a great deal of trust in President Trump.

Florida voters — like American voters overall — are continuing a decades-long trend in public mistrust of the government.

Not Free America conducted an election survey that questioned more than 2,000 Americans about their trust in elected officials, and they also analyzed more than 1,700 terms and keywords related to governmental distrust in the run-up to the election. Fifty-four percent of Americans say they have very little or no trust in the federal government, and Obama Lies was the most commonly typed government distrust term in Florida.

Florida was the only state to still be searching Obama in the 2020 election cycle. Eight states searched some combination of terms speaking to distrust in President Donald Trump, and voters in 15 states most frequently typed Deep State as their most common search theme.

Thirty-three percent of Americans say they do not have faith and trust in the 2020 election process, and only 44% of Americans trust the federal government for accurate COVID-19 updates. Despite that distrust, 67% of Americans say they trust the Center for Disease Control for accurate information.

Three states — Louisiana, Minnesota and Nevada — typed “Biden corrupt” as their most frequently searched distrust term.

Just 14% of Americans said they had a great deal of trust in the federal government, and 30% said they had a fair amount of trust. On the other side of the ledger, 36% of those surveyed said they didn’t have very much trust in the federal government, and 18% said they had no trust at all.

Those numbers were similar for President Trump and for both houses of Congress. Nineteen percent of respondents said they had a great deal of trust in President Trump, compared to 14% for both houses of Congress and 17% for the Supreme Court. The Court rallied for 38% of Americans having a fair amount of trust. President Trump saw his numbers flag to 38% of respondents having no trust at all and 17% holding not very much trust in him. 

Congress had 41% of respondents that hold not very much trust and 16% of respondents that don’t have any trust at all. When it comes to trusting that their vote will be counted fairly, 75% of Americans are confident, and 63% believe that their mail-in ballots will be counted fairly and accurately.

The survey was conducted Oct. 5-7, among 2,024 self-reporting Americans. The average age of a respondent was 37, and the gender gap was 47% male and 53% female. As for party affiliation, 32% were Republican, 40% Democrat and 22% independent. Six percent of respondents had no affiliation. 

As for income, 36% of the respondents said they made $40,000 or less per annum. 

Twenty-six percent of the respondents reported making between $40,000 and $60,000, and 19 % made between $60,000 and $80,000. Nine percent of respondents reported that they made between $80,000 and $100,000, and 10% said that they make more than $100,000 per year.

Spencer Fordin

Spencer Fordin grew up in Port Washington, N.Y. and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. Before working for FloridaPolitics.com, he spent 16 seasons with MLB.com and nearly three years as a general assignment reporter in the Cayman Islands. You can reach Spencer at [email protected]


  • Sonja Fitch

    November 3, 2020 at 5:49 am

    What is NOT FREE AMERICA ? Why should I trust their polls? More information on this pollster before you start quoting!!!!!

  • Magila

    November 3, 2020 at 7:46 am

    odumbo lies through his teeth


    November 3, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    Not to mention the spying by the Obama/Biden Administration. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe declassified documents (John Brennan’s personal notes) that revealed former CIA Director John Brennan briefed former President Obama on Hillary Clinton’s purported “plan” to tie then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia as “a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server” ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Fox News has learned.

    Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith pled guilty to making a false statement which is just the beginning of the fallout from U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the Russia investigation. Clinesmith a “corrupt FBI attorney,” was part of former FBI Director James Comey’s “very corrupt FBI.””That’s just the beginning, You’ll be hearing more. ”The Department of Justice charging document states that Clinesmith “did willfully and knowingly make and use a false writing and document, knowing the same to contain a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and entry in a matter before the jurisdiction of the executive branch and judicial branch of the Government of the United States.”

    To date, dozens of FBI/DOJ officials have been fired/demoted/resigned confirms that the swamp is being drained!!!! Much ink has been spilled in detailing the machinations of Comey, McCabe, Strzok, and Lisa Page, as well as other former DOJ officials such as Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, and Bruce Ohr. Shockingly, Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for the Clinton-financed Fusion GPS—the firm behind the infamous anti-Trump dossier.

    Thanks to three brave Americans, we now know that Joe Biden has long misled the public about his involvement with his family’s foreign business entanglements while he served as vice president. At considerable personal risk, former Biden family business partners Tony Bobulinski and Bevan Cooney, and computer shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac, have come forward with tens of thousands of primary-source documents — internal corporate records, emails, and text messages — detailing years of business dealings that centered on trading on the Biden name. This material suggests that, despite Joe Biden’s insistence that he knew nothing about his family’s business deals, he was well aware of his son Hunter Biden’s business ventures in China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and elsewhere. These new troves constitute hard evidence of Biden family corruption, and confirm our reporting dating back to our 2018 book “Secret Empires.”

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