Most Americans Believe Deep State Controls Policy

A majority of Americans think unelected federal bureaucrats wield too much influence over national policy and believe in the existence of a “deep state,” according to a new poll.

The latest Monmouth University Poll, released Monday, found that 60 percent of Americans think unelected or appointed government officials have too much power over the direction of federal policy.

Just 13 percent of Americans reported being very familiar with the term deep state, which refers to the deeply entrenched federal employees who work in the intelligence community and executive branch and are trying to undermine President Trump’s agenda.

Twenty-four percent said they are “somewhat familiar” with the term.

Read more at the Washington Examiner.