American Public Says Congress Blows

And even that is perhaps putting it kindly.

This poll certainly matches the consistent tenor of discussions I have with people about Congress. The legislative body repeatedly fails to address the nation’s biggest problems. Most members of Congress would likely say the same.

I’d like to hear from the people who say they believe Congress is doing a good or excellent job to get a read on their thoughts. They are a very rare species, after all.

Here is what Rasmussen Reports found:

Ratings for Congress now match the lowest levels ever recorded and a solid plurality continue to believe that most Members of Congress are corrupt.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just six percent (6%) of Likely U.S. Voters rate the job Congress is doing as good or excellent.  Sixty-eight percent (68%) view Congress’ job performance as poor.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

From January 2007 through December 2010, with Democrats in control of both the House and Senate, Congress earned good or excellent marks ranging from nine percent (9%) to 26%, although generally their rankings were in the low teens for most of this period.

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