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Breaking down the Effectiveness and Morality of Congress

A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports has revealed that the majority of Americans do not believe in Congress and the morality of the system.

The poll asked 1,000 likely U.S. voters what they thought about Congress. 48 percent of voters were male and 52 percent were male. In terms of age, 29 percent of voters were 18-39, 53 percent were 40-64, and 18 percent were over 65. 73 percent of voters were white, 12 percent were black, and 15 percent identified as a different race. Lastly, 31 percent were Republican, 35 percent were Democrat, and 34 percent identified with a different party.

  • How do you rate the way that Congress is doing its job?
    • Excellent – 3%
    • Good – 10%
    • Fair – 29%
    • Poor – 56%
    • Not sure – 2%
  • Members of congress get reelected because:
    • Doing a good job – 14%
    • Rigged – 65%
    • Not sure – 22%
  • Are members of Congress willing to sell their votes?
    • Yes – 59%
    • No – 16%
    • Not sure – 25%
  • Do you believe your member of Congress has sold their vote?
    • Very Likely – 26%
    • Somewhat likely – 30%
    • Not very likely – 23%
    • Not at all likely – 5%
    • Not sure – 16%
  • How do you rank the member of Congress from your district?
    • More liberal – 28%
    • More conservative – 29%
    • Same as you – 31%
    • Not sure – 12%

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