2013-05-02T170036Z_1_CBRE9411B9300_RTROPTP_3_USA

According to a new Rasmussen Report, the majority of Americans believe the federal government is a threat to individual rights.

The United States was founded on a belief that governments are created to protect certain unalienable rights. Today, however, more voters than ever view the federal government as a threat to those rights.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider the federal government a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights. That’s up 10 points from 46% in December.

This polling comes at the same time as a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, showing the American people don’t believe the White House is honest as the Obama administration struggles to explain multiple scandals.