September 28, 2009
[efoods]From town halls to tea parties, a lot of people across the country are really ticked off. Last week in our special series “Mad as Hell,” we looked at the sources and potential solutions for all of that national anger.
Frank Luntz is a pollster, communications expert, author of the new book “What Americans Really Want, Really” and has advised the Republican Party on hot-button issues like health care.
Luntz joined John Roberts on CNN’s “American Morning” Monday. Below is an edited transcript of the interview.
John Roberts: So people in America, are they really angrier than they’ve ever been?
Frank Luntz: They are. 72% of Americans define themselves — we took a survey of 6,400 people, that’s five times the typical CNN media poll – 72% of Americans are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore. And they’re mad at politics because they think there’s no accountability in Washington.