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Forum Post: Poll: Gov't favorability at 15-year low

Posted 1 year ago on April 27, 2012, 3:16 a.m. EST by prevere (-56)
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By TIM MAK

A decade ago, Americans felt similarly about their local, state and federal governments. No longer.

Today, just one in three has a favorable view of the federal government — the lowest level in 15 years, according to a Pew survey. The majority of Americans remain satisfied with their local and state governments — 61 percent and 52 percent, respectively — but only 33 percent feel likewise about the federal government.

In 2002, nearly double that figure, 64 percent viewed the federal government favorably, and Americans held their local and state governments in similar esteem, at 67 percent and 62 percent, respectively.

There’s the expected partisan gap: A majority of Democrats, 51 percent, view the Obama-led government favorably, compared with 27 percent of independents and 20 percent of Republicans. During the Bush presidency, a majority of Republicans viewed the federal government favorably, while support for it faded among Democrats.

The poll also reveals that more Americans trust their state governments to be honest, efficient and less partisan than the federal government.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75666.html#ixzz1tDslMkDo

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[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9727) 1 year ago

Yeah, da problombs gubment . . . Blah, blah, blah.

Man, you guys just go round and round on the same wild goose chases, don't you?

[-] -2 points by prevere (-56) 1 year ago

Yeah,yeah,I get it. You're angry,feeling betrayed,you got suckered into voting for the Chocolate Jesus in the hopes of never paying for anything ever again as you boarded the "hope and change" express bound for a new Utopia.

But I'm guessing it's like getting blackout drunk and feeling like shit the next day,now here you are with a chance to redeem yourself and show the world you're not just an ignorant Leftist Fool and you can be trusted to vote this time for someone who actually knows what he's doing and has the integrity to help this country recover from the Obama depression.

Don't blow it this time will ya? Vote Romney and start to regain some self respect again.

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