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Public Confidence In Congress Reaches New Lows

June 14, 2013 by  

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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  • Don miller

    I have just one question for everyone out there that reads these and then post comments how much longer are we the people going to sit idly by and let it get worse if our founders had done this who knows what this country would be right now they knew what needed to be done and they took their muskets and powder and they righted the wrong and then they drew it up in that document we the people call our constitution and they gave the responsibility of preserving that document to all that came after them so either we do our duty or shut up and quit whining don’t be scared we all have to die might as well go out with a bang in essence we now are the 20th century founders it’s come full circle so you and everyone out there who is a true American know exactly what we are gonna have to do my brothers in arms know what has to be done we did it in Vietnam for someone else we did it in Iraq for someone else we did it in afghanistan for someone else now it’s time we do it here for us that’s the only way I see any change and once we get it to looking like america again we the people will make damn sure this doesn’t happen to our children and grandchildren somewhere down the road we unite and fight in other countries for reasons unknown to me and return them to a better place to live can we not do the same for us and our own hell yes we can so lets show this government once and for all who really is in charge we the people that’s who

  • http://shadow1776.wordpress.com shadow1776

    Not surprising, the Government spends most its time trying to find new ways to screw the people. Out of money and freedoms

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