46% of Americans Think Congress is Corrupt

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Democrat Congressman Anthony Weiner (NY).

A new Rasmussen poll finds that nearly 1 out of every 2 Americans think most Congressmen/women are crooks.
The new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters conducted on July 24-25, 2011, finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters now view most members of Congress as corrupt. That’s up 7 points from June and the highest finding yet recorded.  Just 29% think most members of Congress are not corrupt, and another 25% are not sure.

Democrat Congressman David Wu (Oregon).

A whopping 85% of voters think most members of Congress are more interested in helping their own careers than in helping other people. Just 6% of voters rate Congress’ performance as good or excellent; 61% think Congress-critters are doing a poor job – a new low.

Democrat Congressman Charlie Rangel (NY), 1 of 10 most corrupt members of Congress.

Other recent Rasmussen polls found that:

  • If the federal government is ever again able to generate a budget surplus, an overwhelming majority of likely voters — 80% — want that money to go toward paying down the federal debt.
  • Last Friday, the Obama administration extended its deadline to apply to the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program, but most Americans (62%) believe troubled homeowners should sell their homes rather than receive government assistance to keep them.
  • 57% of likely voters favor a repeal of Obamacare.


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0 responses to “46% of Americans Think Congress is Corrupt

  1. Now we can infer that somewhere in the neighborhood of 46 percent are paying attention. Not good, but not as bad as could be expected based on stupid answers to questions like, name a Supreme Court Justice, or what are the names of states 51 through 57, inclusive?
    On a separate but related note, it appears that the drawdown in American troops will be answered by a concomitant increase in mercenaries. Hello? Aren’t they the really, really expensive soldiers? The ones with the outrageous cost overruns and the $100/5 lb bag of laundry costs? Is this any way to decrease our commitment to battles we are withdrawing from?

  2. I don’t think,I know they are corrupt,and we all have a very good idea whom they are. If its the last thing I do,I want them to get all that they deserve.:)

  3. Gag, glad I ate lunch b4 opening this post…that first pic makes me sick!

  4. I keep thinking that maybe they need to be woken up. 😛

  5. So 54% of Americans are blinkered idiots and the minority has to pay the price of being governed by the idiocracy…

  6. As other commenters above have also stated, that figure’s about 54% lower than I would have expected to see . . .


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