According to a new Gallup poll, Americans’ level of confidence in their lawmakers is at the lowest in recorded history. From Gallop:
Americans’ confidence in Congress as an institution is down to 10%, ranking the legislative body last on a list of 16 societal institutions for the fourth straight year. This is the lowest level of confidence Gallup has found, not only for Congress, but for any institution on record. Americans remain most confident in the military, at 76%.
A recent Rasmussen poll concluded that only 6% of Americans think Congress is doing a good job.
Interestingly, a study by Public Policy Polling found that Congress is less popular than cockroaches, traffic jams and Nickelback. PPP also discovered that Congressional Democrats have a net approval rating 40 points higher than Republicans.
Watch a report from HuffPo Live about Congress’s abysmal reputation here: