State Governments Viewed Favorably as Federal Rating Hits New Low

Public Opinion_Favorability in state and federal governmentThis recent poll by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press seems to echo what we at Public Works know from our work – that people associate government with bickering politicians, which dominates the image of federal government these days. But they support and appreciate the actual day-to-day work of government – when it is visible to them. The poll suggests the work of state and local governments is more readily apparent and easier to separate from the political noise.

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