These days, it can seem like public opinion has been forgotten by Washington, D.C., but politicians do seek to appease their constituents. They also look to harness the power of public opinion and manipulate it for their own policy goals. Sometimes, this means ignoring voters in favor of expert advice, but other times it means entering an undesirable war or pushing through unwanted legislation.
How do you feel about the current state of American politics? Do you see politicians as loyal representatives of the American people, or are they experienced policy-makers who should have our trust?
Take our quiz to see where you fit on the spectrum!