A new poll by CNN/ORC International shows that the American people are not impressed with the record of the 113th Congress, with only 28% saying that Congress was doing a good job while nearly three quarters say that this has been a “do nothing” Congress.
“That sentiment exists among all demographic and political subgroups. Men, women, rich, poor, young, old, all think this year’s Congress has been the worst they can remember,” said Director of Polling for CNN, Keating Holland. Holland went on to add that, “Older Americans who have lived through more congresses, hold more negative views of the 113th Congress than younger Americans. Republicans, Democrats and Independents also agree that this has been the worst session of Congress in their lifetimes.”
Most agree the only real accomplishment by this Congress is to have finally passed the first real budget since 1997 — but apparently that’s not enough to impress the public.
The Poll was conducted by ORC International for CNN December 16-19 and questioned 1,035 adults by phone. The overall margin of error is plus or minus three percentage points.
Watch the report in the video below.