A poll shows that the American public is more and more frustrated by the tone of our politics. According to a July 2012 survey, 78 percent of Americans say they’re “frustrated” with our politics; 74 percent think that the tone of political campaigns has “gotten more negative” over past election cycles. They say that the American discourse is “mostly uncivil and disrespectful” by a 56 to 37 percent margin.

The problem with politics is most of it is filtered through the heavily biased and unfair media. If the news what strictly about what the candidates actually said or did, there might be more interest. People would have to pay attention and make up their own minds about the issues, instead of being fed constant leftist pablum.