A recent survey of 1,000 likely U.S. voters showed just 6 percent rate Congress’ performance as good or excellent.
Congress earns its lowest performance ratings in months, while fewer voters than ever think members of Congress actually listen to them. It’s the lowest positives since last June.
Sixty-three percent of those polled rate Congress’ job performance poorly.
Just 7 percent of participants think that the average congressman listens most to those he or she represents, while 82 percent think the average representative listens most to party leaders in Congress.
More voters than ever (70 percent) also think that, no matter how bad things are, Congress can always find a way to make them worse. Only 15 percent, fewer than ever, disagree, but just as many (15 percent) are not sure.
Only 14 percent think Congress has passed any legislation that will significantly improve life in America, while 65 percent say it hasn’t. Twenty-one percent are undecided.
Fifty-two percent think passing good legislation is a more important role for Congress than preventing bad legislation from becoming law, but 39 percent rated stopping bad legislation as a more important job.