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August 31st, 2009 11:10 am
U.S. Voters: Throw Out Current Congress, Start Over

Congress’ popularity has been in the dump for some time now.  That’s why it’s not surprising that a large majority of voters believe that the entire Congress should be thrown out of office and that we should start anew.

According to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, “57% [of U.S. voters] would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again.”  A mere one in four voters, or 25%, would vote to keep the current Congress.  18% are unsure what they would do.

Other highlights of the survey include:

  • 70% of voters unaffiliated with either major political party would vote to replace ALL members of the House and Senate.
  • A mere 14% of voters give the current Congress a “good” or “excellent” rating for performance.
  • 74% of voters trust their own economic judgement over that of Congress.
  • 75% of voters say Members of Congress are more interested in their own careers than helping the people they are supposed to represent.

Read the full summary here.

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