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33 percent say the government “hardly ever” does what is right; 37 percent of Republicans, 40 percent of conservatives, 14 percent of Democrats and 23 percent of liberals agree.

13 percent say the government does what’s right “most of the time”; 5 percent of Republicans, 9 percent of conservatives, 24 percent of Democrats and 21 percent of liberals agree.

2 percent say the government does what’s right “almost all of the time”; 1 percent of Republicans, 2 percent of conservatives, 5 percent of Democrats and 2 percent of liberals agree.

Source: A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,933 registered U.S, voters conducted Jan. 15-19.

Churlish remarks, polite applause to jharper@washingtontimes.com