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Rasmussen Poll: Just 6 Percent Think Congress is Doing Good Job

Wednesday, 05 Jun 2013 10:29 PM

By Greg Richter

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A mere 6 percent of Americans believe Congress is doing either a good or excellent job, a new Rasmussen Poll shows. And while disapproval of Congress isn't surprising, the poll shows that people don't like their own representatives either.

While support was in single digits, a whopping 90 percent of likely voters rated them fair or poor. Almost two-thirds rated the legislative branch as "poor."

Republicans matched the overall numbers at 6 percent approval. Democrats rated Congress only slightly better at 9 percent.

Among income groups, only those making less than $30,000 or more than $200,000 a year gave double-digit approval: 10 percent. Everyone in between gave either 4 percent or 6 percent approval.

Conservative, moderates and liberals all gave 6 percent to 7 percent approval. No one in labor unions or allied with the tea party gave excellent marks. They gave "good" ratings of 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

Only 24 percent think their member of Congress is the best person for the job, and a third think that he or she should be re-elected.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted on June 2-3, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.

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