There are at least three things that make this poll important:
1) While Americans have always expressed some degree of skepticism about the political process, this question was asked at a time when people are actively engaged in the that process during a presidential campaign.
2) The skepticism of the American public was not limited to one party. Both parties were criticized.
3) The pollsters had the political nerve to ask the question.c
What we really need is to ask the question “Is capitalism a viable economic system for the middle, working and poor classes?”