Thursday, June 26, 2014
Congressional Numbers Are At A New Low
The numbers above are from the latest Rasmussen Poll -- taken on June 22nd and 23rd of 1,000 likely voters nationwide, with a margin of error of 3 points.
These are the lowest congressional numbers ever recorded by Rasmussen. Only 6% approve of the job Congress is doing, and when respondents were asked about their own representative the numbers don't get a whole lot better. Only 14% said their representative cares what his/her constituents think, only 20% think their representative is the best person for the job, and only 25% think their representative deserves to be re-elected.
I cannot repeat this enough -- this election is going to be a referendum on this dysfunctional Congress. And any representative not in a very safe district ought to be scared silly, because the voters are angry and in an anti-incumbent mood -- and that's not going to change before November. In fact, it might get worse. The people know that Congress has been more interested in arguing over ideology than in compromising for the good of the country -- and now that the campaigns are starting, that's not going to change.