Two-thirds of Americans approve of the federal government's handling of its investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing and nearly six in 10 hold a favorable view more generally of the government's efforts to try to prevent terrorist attacks in the United States.
Those results in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll mark unusual majority-positive ratings for government actions - difficult scores to achieve in recent years, given anti-Washington sentiment generated, in large part, by the nation's slow crawl to better economic health.
Notably, views on the federal response to the marathon bombing, a year ago today, cross partisan lines. Approval peaks at 74 percent of Democrats, but also includes 62 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of political independents. Similarly, 63 percent of conservatives and 68 percent of liberals approve, relatively rare agreement across ideological groups.
Thirty percent of Americans, moreover,Read More »from Broad Public Approval for Feds on Boston Bombing Investigation