THE TIMES Mirror survey, "The People, the Press and Politics 1990," . . . provides some sobering news -- and perhaps an ominous portent -- for politicians of every political stripe.
The survey charts a continuing erosion of trust and confidence in our two major political parties, a deepening cynicism and economic polarization that "threatens to subvert traditional partisan politics or block the effective resolution of social and economic issues."
Respondents to the survey characterized Democrats as incapable of governing effectively, and the Republicans as a political instrument of the rich and powerful.