Monday, March 21, 2016

Who The Public Blames For Our Dysfunctional Congress

This chart is from a recent YouGov Poll -- done between March 10th and 12th of a random national sample of 2,000 adults, with a margin of error of 2.9 points.

The poll's respondents were asked who they blamed for this Congress not accomplishing as much as previous Congresses. While 42% said they blamed both parties, most others blamed the Republicans. A plurality of 44% said the Republicans were solely to blame, while only 6% said the Democrats were solely to blame.

The American public is very unhappy with the current Congress, with only about 13% saying the approve of the job Congress is doing. This could mean a significant number in Congress will find themselves out of a job after the November election, and since Republicans control both houses of Congress right now, this should especially worry the GOP (especially if they have Donald Trump or Ted Cruz at the top of their ticket).

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