For the first time since Barack Obama became president, more Democrats say they have an unfavorable view of the federal government in Washington than a favorable view (51 percent unfavorable vs. 41 percent favorable). (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Poll: Democrats Show First Unfavorable View Of Federal Government Since Obama Election

Americans’ views of the federal government continue to fall to new lows, yet the public opinion of their local and state governments are seen in a more positive way.