Amid all the madness over Obamacare and the government shutdown comes a fascinating poll about “we the people.” For years, the Gallup organization has asked the following question: Do you trust the American people to make good judgments about political issues?

Eight years ago, 78 percent of those polled said they had trust in the folks. This year that number plummeted to just 61 percent.

The reason is President Obama. There is now a lot of buyer’s remorse about his reelection. All of the polls show his job approval rating is below 50 percent and falling fast, with the Syrian debacle and the Obamacare chaos adding to the general dismay about the soft economy.