Last month we highlighted a poll that examined the gap in public confidence between local, state and federal governments. That research has generated a fair amount of attention and commentary. Here are two takes on the findings that we found interesting. The first is from The American Partnership and it examines the role that partisanship plays in support for various levels of government. The second is from Governing magazine and its focus on the implications of higher trust levels for city governments and the roles they can and do play in strengthening communities.