Selected findings highlighted in the Wapo story include:
"Seven in 10 Americans say the nation’s politics have reached a dangerous low point, and a majority of those believe the situation is a “new normal” rather than temporary, according to the poll."
“'It’s just messed up now,' said Patty Kasbeck, 37, a veterinary technician in Bartlesville, Okla., and a Democrat. 'It’s not even a political system. It’s a reality show.'"
"In the poll, 14 percent of Americans said they view the ethics and honesty of politicians as excellent or good — down from 25 percent in 1997 and 39 percent in 1987."