Monday, December 5, 2011

Americans Want Smaller Government: Alex Jones Report 2/3

Just 5% have trust in legislative branch Steve Watson October 4, 2011 Amidst historic lows in approval ratings for the federal government, Americans still have confidence in local and state governments, according to a new Gallup poll, a clear indication that the people are sick and tired of big government over reach and wish to see problems dealt with by their locally elected representatives. "Two-thirds of Americans have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in their local governments to handle local problems, and a solid majority feel the same way about their state government." reports Gallup on findings from its annual Governance poll. The poll found that just 5% have a "great deal of confidence" in the legislative branch, with less than a third expressing any form of confidence whatsoever. The Executive branch faired little better with just 17% expressing a great deal of confidence and less than half in total expressing any form of confidence. "...state and local officials could find that the public trust they enjoy would provide them strong public support for taking more control from Washington" notes Gallup, suggesting that education, health and human services, transportation, environmental regulations, and crime control could see more local and state influence. Last week, findings indicated unprecedented levels of negativity toward the federal government, with a record high of 81% of Americans indicating ...

No comments:

Post a Comment