• Half of All Voters Want to Fire Their Congressperson

    You know, Congress just works so hard, and sometimes it really feels like nobody is paying attention. That nobody wants to give them the kind of respect they so richly deserve.

    So, seeing poll results like this puts a little bit of a lump in your throat, doesn't it?

    Only 41 percent of people questioned say the lawmaker in their district in the U.S. House of Representatives deserves to be re-elected — the first time ever in CNN polling that that figure has dropped below 50 percent. Forty-nine percent say their representative doesn't deserve to be re-elected in 2012. And with ten percent unsure, it's the first time that a majority has indicated that they would boot their representative out of office if they had the chance today…

    A lot of that anger seems directed toward the GOP. According to the survey, favorable views of the Republican party dropped eight points over the past month, to 33 percent. Fifty-nine percent say they have an unfavorable view of the Republican party, an all-time high dating back to 1992 when the question was first asked.

    The poll indicates that views of the Democratic party, by contrast, have remained fairly steady, with 47 percent saying they have a favorable view of the Democrats and an equal amount saying they hold an unfavorable view.

    You see?! Congress really can effect change.


    Tags: Democrats, House of Representatives, Polls, Republicans, Senate

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