It's no coincidence that the public has turned on government at the same time it has turned on Democrats. This is not because Democrats are in power. It's a matter of how Americans believe Democrats' wielded their power.
The share of Americans who believe the government is doing "too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses" has returned to historic levels, as Gallup reported this morning. Nearly six in 10 Americans are now on the small (or smaller) government side of this perennial American debate.