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Midterm Assessment: 59% of Voters Expect the Republican Congress to Be a Disappointment

Rasmussen Reports, 11/4 – 11/5

Midterm Assessment

The Republicans may have seized both the U.S. Senate and Congress, but a recent Rasmussen Reports poll has revealed that voters have little confidence in them and believe that they will be a disappointment.

How likely is it that most voters will be disappointed with Republicans in Congress before the 2016 elections?

  • Very likely – 36%
  • Somewhat likely – 23%
  • Not very likely – 19%
  • Not at all likely – 7%
  • Undecided – 15%

The results of this question, more than anything, demonstrate the current political climate in the United States. Voters do not believe in either of the major parties and they see them as corrupt entities who only serve their own ambitions.

The majority of females believe that the Republicans will be disappointing, and this result is not surprising. The Republicans are not known as a party who advocate women’s rights, and in many cases, they outright dismiss them with backwards beliefs that are deeply rooted in religious rhetoric.

The poll did not directly address the Republican Senate, but it would be safe to say that voters would likely feel the same way. Now that the Republicans control both major political institutions, it will be interesting to see how they do. Like the Democrats, they will be held to a strict standard, and all of their failures will be amplified.

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