If you think the Obama regime is a protector of your rights then you should seek immediate psychiatric help.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Internal Revenue Service scandal is just one hot-button issue that the Obama administration is facing. The other is the government investigating reporters.

And new poll new numbers indicate, many Americans are not happy with the Justice Department snooping on the press, CBS 2’s Dick Brennan reported Tuesday.

Americans are very supportive of freedom of the press, but a Rasmussen poll finds they are also very worried about how it’s applied and suspicious of the Justice Department investigating reporters. […]

“Voters don’t trust political leaders, but they are not sure they trust the media, either, so there are really no good players in this from a lot of people’s perspective,” Rasmussen said.

And when asked a question about trusting government, 30 percent say it’s a protector of individual rights, while 56 percent say it’s a threat to individual rights.

Rasmussen said the administration will watch the numbers.

“If it goes beyond the partisan basis and Democrats begin to get concerned then Democrats will be in trouble,” Rasmussen said.

One thing is clear: poll numbers indicate Americans are watching the government and the press, as 70 percent say they are following these stories closely or somewhat closely.