Local vs National
I was sad to see that the exit polls showed 75% of people who voted thought it was national issues that mattered more than local issues on the ballet. Then today I saw a CNN poll that 85% of people thought the national government should take the lead on climate change initiatives. The US constitution favors local government over federal as shown by the clause giving all power not specifically given to federal government to the states.
This change to believing the national government is more important is certainly a change from what people believe in our country's past. I can think of two reasons for these changes and neither is good. The first one is that people feel when the federal government takes care of things they are no longer responsible for them. The second one is that the politicians in federal government have been working to influence people to this way of thinking so they get more power.