In unsurprising polling results from Pew, Americans once again get it right and say that the federal government is worse than ever. While the media and political pundits tell us that the problem in this country is the “low information voter,” this is clearly incorrect. They have all the information they need to get it right. And they think the federal government is the problem, not the solution. “Just 28 percent of Americans rate the government in Washington favorably, the lowest percentage ever in a Pew survey and down 5 percentage points from a year ago, Pew said in a statement.” “The poll shows that 63 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of their local government, virtually unchanged since 2007. Fifty-seven percent have a favorable view of their state governments, up 5 percentage points from 2012.” It’s important to note that the closer government is to the people, the more trust the people have in government. That’s as it should be. In fact, it’s just common sense. And while the folks in Washington DC have no common sense, clearly people across the rest of the country do. You can read more about the poll here.