Congress continues to earn mediocre reviews for its job performance, with voters more convinced than ever that it’s unlikely to focus on the country’s biggest problems.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 30% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress is likely to seriously address the most important problems facing our nation. Sixty-eight percent (68%) consider that unlikely. These findings includes only 10% who feel Congress is Very Likely to tackle the big issues and 36% who say it’s Not At All Likely to do so. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
This is the highest level of cynicism in surveying since 2006. In most surveys, doubt about Congress’ seriously addressing the most important problems has run in the mid-50s.