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Can Obama Govern Federal Government Effectively?

Posted Nov 26, 2013 at 9:15 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by CNN/ORC reports that only 40% of Americans believe President Obama can manage the federal government effectively, a -12% decline since June.

Large Majority Do Not Trust Government

Posted Nov 07, 2013 at 8:45 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Pew Research reports that only 19% of Americans trust the government in Washington to "do what is right just about always or most of the time," a drop of +7% since January. 

    

Does Government Threaten Our Rights And Freedoms?

Posted Feb 01, 2013 at 9:16 AM by Maurice Berger

A  survey by Pew Research reports that "trust in the federal government remains mired near a historic low, while frustration with government remains high. And for the first time, a majority of the public says that the federal government threatens their personal rights and freedoms." The poll found "that 53% think that the federal government threatens their own personal rights and freedoms while 43% disagree."

Who Works For The US Government And Where?

Posted Aug 12, 2010 at 1:37 AM by Maurice Berger

A new Gallup survey reports that 17% of U.S. "workers say they work for federal, state, or local government, ranging from 38% in Washington, D.C., to 12% in Ohio. More than a quarter of workers in Washington, D.C., Alaska, Virginia, and Maryland work for government, as do upwards of 15% in the vast majority of states." Here is Gallup's chart:

States With Highest Perecentages of Government Workers, January-June 2010 States With Lowest Perecentages of Government Workers, January-June 2010