Voters Turn Thumbs Down on Congress

Posted May 20, 2008 at 10:12am

Public opinion about Congress continues to scrape bottom with just 13 percent of voters saying it is doing a good or excellent job, 37 percent giving it a mark of “fair,” and 19 percent calling its performance poor, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted May 14-15.

Some more highlights, (or, should we say lowlights?)

– Sixty-one percent gave a resounding “no” when asked whether Congress had passed any legislation over the past year that significantly improved life in the U.S.
– Fifty-six percent of those surveyed believe it is not very likely or not likely at all that, in the coming year, Congress will address the most important problems facing the country.
– Nearly three quarters believe lawmakers are more interested in their own careers than helping people.