Tags: poll | congress | recess | obama

Fox News Poll: Congress Doesn't Deserve a Recess

Image: Fox News Poll: Congress Doesn't Deserve a Recess

Friday, 09 Aug 2013 09:29 AM

By Lisa Barron

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
More than eight in 10 voters say Congress hasn't worked hard enough to take five weeks off, according to a new Fox News poll.

Members of Congress left Washington Aug. 2 and will not return until Sept. 9. Lawmakers generally use their August recess to go on vacation, travel abroad, or meet with constituents in their districts.

Editor's Note: Should ObamaCare Be Repealed? Vote in Urgent National Poll

The Fox News survey of 1,007 registered voters found that 82 percent believe Congress doesn't deserve any time off, compared to 14 percent who say it does. Republicans and Democrats generally were in agreement on the matter.

Congress faces several daunting tasks upon its return. First and foremost, legislators face a Sept. 30 deadline to fund the government or risk shutting down some federal operations. Immigration reform and gun control remain challenges as well.

Meanwhile, voters are split on whether President Barack Obama deserves the week of vacation he's taking this month. Forty-eight percent say the president deserves his vacation, while 48 percent say he doesn't. Eighty percent of Democrats say he deserves the break, while 36 percent of independents and 23 percent of Republicans agree, according to the Fox survey conducted Aug. 3-5.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ralph Peters: 'Psychological Problem' Makes Obama Indecisive

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 22:57 PM

President Barack Obama isn't making decisions on major world events because he isn't capable of doing so, retired Lt. Co . . .

Republicans Call For Swift Action Against ISIS

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 21:28 PM

Republican lawmakers sounded a clarion call for quick, decisive action against Islamic State (ISIS) militants after the  . . .

ISIS Apologizes - for Releasing Beheading Video too Soon

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 22:40 PM

Islamic State (ISIS) militants apologized after releasing a gruesome video that purports to show the beheading of Americ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved