In Florida, we like our local elected officials more than the people representing us at the state and federal levels.
That’s according to the statistics released annually by the University of South Florida-Nielsen Sunshine State Survey, which came out this week.
County governments were ranked at the highest levels with more than 40 percent of survey participants rating local municipality leaders as good or excellent. Then there’s a slight drop to 37 percent of survey participants rating school boards and city governments at good or excellent.
State level officials also received good or excellent at the rate of 33 percent with a drop to 21 percent ratings to federal government officials.
Another point from the survey indicates that citizens in Miami and Fort Lauderdale “rate the performance of all governments more negatively than residents in other parts of the state.”