Arizona Conservatives

Congressional Performance

Posted By on June 30, 2009

According to a Rasmussen Poll, “Just 18% of U.S. voters now say Congress is doing a good or excellent job, down from 23% in May.

Forty-seven percent (47%) now say Congress is doing a poor job.

The political division of opinion is little changed. Seventy-one percent (71%) of Republicans and 56% of voters not affiliated with either major political party rate Congress’ performance as poor, compared to just 21% of Democrats.

The survey was conducted on the two day following House passage of a controversial climate control bill. Rasmussen Reports will release data o the climate control legislation tomorrow (Tuesday).

How many of us would keep our jobs with satisfaction levels that low? How many of you would want to have surgery performed by a surgeon with that quality level? Not me!

And their job isn’t like some trash collector where we’ll have to pick up a few scraps of trash that didn’t make it into the truck because of poor job performance. They are dumping trash that will take decades and generations to clean up.

The poll results go on to say, “Only 21% of voters say that, during the past year, Congress has passed anything that will significantly improve life in America. Most (52%) say it has not.

And, “Seventy-three percent (73%) now say members of Congress are more interested in helping their own careers than in helping people while 14% say the legislators rate helping people as the priority.”

You would think that with this kind of public perception our legislators would be a little more concerned with what their constituents want, but their actions don’t seem to show that. Make sure your representatives know what you expect by calling and emailing them. Don’t settle for lousy politicians spewing out lousy legislation. And don’t think you can’t make a difference. With enough of us calling we will be heard.

You can read the full Rasmussen article here.


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