A new poll released by NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist reveals that 74 percent of Americans feel Congress has been unproductive this past year.
Fifty percent of registered voters say that Congress has been “very unproductive” and another 24 percent say our legislators have been “somewhat unproductive” while only THREE percent feel that members of Congress have been “very productive and nineteen percent say they have been “somewhat productive.” Five percent of registered voters are unsure.
While nearly half say that they would like to see Republicans take the Senate in 2014 (43%) and maintain control of the House of Representatives (43%), it is important to note that the majority of respondents are conservatives. Forty-five percent of those surveyed classify themselves as “very conservative” or “conservative,” with another thirty-three percent saying they are “moderates.” Only twenty-two percent say they are “liberal” or very liberal.”
One-fourth of those surveyed say that they support the Tea Party. On the bright side, a hefty percentage of conservatives realize that Congress has been fairly useless as of late. It’s no wonder President Obama needs to sidestep them for basic civil rights and other important matters on which Congress has failed to act.