Mar 4, 2021 - News
Distrust of major institutions is high in Colorado
Data: Magellan Strategies; Note: MOE +/- 3.5%; Chart: John Frank/Axios Visuals

Colorado voters are not feeling very trusting of the government — or the media.

Why it matters: A new poll from Magellan Strategies shows the state's trust in federal and local government ranks the lowest.

  • When compared to separate national Gallup polling, Colorado appears more distrustful than America as a whole.

The big picture: The survey comes after a year in which the government and media figured prominently in people's lives, from pandemic health orders to the 2020 election.

  • Democrats and unaffiliated voters "were appalled with the Trump administration's management of the federal government," said pollster David Flaherty.
  • Republicans "feel the government is rigged and run by liberal bureaucrats who stole the election," he added.

This story first appeared in the Axios Denver newsletter, designed to help readers get smarter, faster on the most consequential news unfolding in their own backyard.

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