While Congress is working on a bipartisan budget deal that would prevent another partial government shutdown, its job performance ratings remains near their all-time low. Voters’ criticism of their own representative in Congress is at its highest level this year.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only seven percent (7%) of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is doing a good or excellent job, unchanged from last month. Congress’ positive ratings bottomed out at five percent (5%) in late December of last year but have been only slightly higher through all of 2013. Seventy-four percent (74%) rate the legislators’ performance as poor, a one-point improvement from November which marked their highest negatives in seven years of regular surveying. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
At some point these endless temp-takings of congressional approval become irrelevant, beyond noting that everybody hates Congress (even though they sent those people there), and move on.
Bottom line: the American people are coming to hate, fear, and despise their own government. That will not end well.