King George vs. Barack Obama

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Posted: Apr 27, 2010 9:40 PM
A recent Pew Research poll found that Americans' trust in government today is at an historic low of just 22%. 

Meanwhile, Wikipedia reports:
Historians have estimated that approximately 40–45% of the colonists actively supported the rebellion while 15–20% of the population of the thirteen colonies remained loyal to the British Crown. The remaining 35–45% attempted to remain neutral. [Calhoon, "Loyalism and neutrality" in Greene and Pole, A Companion to the American Revolution (2000) p.235]
Interesting.  We're inching closer to a significant tipping point of trust, where more Americans would've trusted the tyrannical monarchy of King George than now trust the American government.