Public Confidence In Congress Reaches New Lows
Gallup has determined that American confidence in Congress is not only at the lowest level the polling agency has ever recorded, but is also at the lowest level for any institution on record for the confidence poll.
American confidence in their elected representatives in Washington has been trending downwardly since 1976. But at just 10 percent, fewer Americans trust Congress than ever before.
The polling agency ascribes public discontent with the ability of American lawmakers to get much done to the legislative logjam created by Democratic control in the Senate clashing with Republican control on the House.
From Gallup: “Americans’ confidence in Congress is not only at its lowest point on record, but also is the worst Gallup has ever found for any institution it has measured since 1973. This low level of confidence is in line with Americans’ low job approval of Congress, which has also been stuck below 30% for years.”
Here’s a look at how other public institutions did in the poll:
Sam Rolley Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.
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