The latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows Voter approval of Congress has fallen to a new low. Here are some of the findings.

  • Just six percent (6%) of Likely U.S. Voters now rate Congress’ performance as good or excellent. Last month, Congressional approval ratings fell to what was then a record low with eight percent (8%) who rated its performance good or excellent.
  • Sixty-one percent (61%) now think the national legislators are doing a poor job, a jump of nine points from a month ago.
  • 63% of Mainstream voters think Congress is doing a poor job, just 44% of the Political Class agree.
  • The majority of voters are worried the final deal will raise taxes too much and won’t cut spending enough.
  • Only 11% of voters believe this Congress has passed any legislation that will significantly improve life in America. That ties the lowest ever finding in nearly five years of surveys, last reached in January 2009. Sixty-nine percent (69%) think Congress has not passed any legislation of this caliber, a six-point increase from June and the most negative assessment ever. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure.

Politicians think they are doing a far better job than they are. Unfortunately it is damn hard to get rid of politicians in gerrymandered districts in a two-party system.

For more on how voters feel, please see Business Owner Rant Sums Up How Many Feel About Deficit Impasse: “Are all of You Completely Crazy?”

Mike “Mish” Shedlock
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