A new poll released today from Goucher College finds Marylanders split on whether they trust the federal government to act in the public interest.
When asked how often they trust the federal government to act in the public interest, 51 percent of Marylanders reported “very little” or “none of the time” while 47 percent said they can trust the federal government “some” or “all of the time.”
Also, according to the Goucher Poll, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has fallen slightly in the past five months, but more Marylanders hold Congressional Republicans responsible for the recent sequester budget cuts to federal spending.
Fifty-six percent of Marylanders maintain a favorable view of the president, down from a 60 percent approval rating measured by Goucher five months ago. Thirty-eight percent disapprove of his job performance.
Similarly, 51 percent of Marylanders view Sen. Barbara Mikulski favorably, while 23...