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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about his proposed fiscal 2014 federal budget, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about his proposed fiscal 2014 federal budget, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)  

For first time during Obama presidency, majority of Democrats have unfavorable view of federal government

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

The United States federal government is rapidly falling out of favor with the country’s Democrats, according to new polling data released by the Pew Research Center.

The federal government has been wildly unpopular for some time, explains Pew, but even with President Barack Obama in the driver’s seat, the percentage of Democrats finding favor with the federal government has plummeted 10 points in the last year, down to just 41 percent of that party.

The new data mark the first time Democrats have declared the Obama-led federal government more unfavorable than favorable, with 51 percent of Democratic respondents expressing displeasure.

State and local governments fare much better, Pew reports, with 63 percent of respondents viewing their local governments favorably.

Just 28 percent of the country has a favorable view of the federal government.

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