Sixty-two percent of voters say their confidence in the U.S. federal government has fallen in the last twelve months, according to a new Public Strategies Inc/Politico poll.

Eight percent of respondents say their confidence grew in the same period. Thirty one percent said the confidence stayed the same.

The poll was taken between December 17-21 using a survey of 1,000 registered voters across the U.S.

The same poll found that 46 percent of voters trusted the government to do what is right some of the time, with 36 saying not very much, 11 percent a great deal and 7 percent not at all.

There was more distrust in corporations to do what is right. Five percent said they trusted a great deal, while 32 percent said some, forty-three percent said not very much and 19 percent indicated not at all.