Poll: U.S.voters Prefer Local Government
August 25, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
ASBURY PARK, N.J., Aug. 25 (UPI) — U.S. voters tend to have the most appreciation for the government closest to them, a poll released Thursday said.
The survey by Rasmussen Reports found 33 percent of those polled say local government does the best job and 23 percent picked the state government. Only 15 percent said the federal government was the most competent, and 29 percent were not sure.
The poll found half of respondents say the federal government has too much influence over the states. Another 26 percent said the balance is about right, 13 percent said the federal government should have more influence and another 13 percent were unsure.
Rasmussen surveyed 1,000 likely voters Aug. 21 and 22., The poll has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.