Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Just 8 percent of Americans want the members of Congress re-elected, according to a CBS News-New York Times poll taken nine months before roughly one-third of the Senate and the entire House face voters.
The Feb. 5-10 survey found 81 percent of respondents saying the lawmakers shouldn’t receive another term.
By 80 percent to 13 percent, Americans said members of Congress are more interested in serving special interests than the people they represent.
Also, 75 percent disapproved of the job Congress is doing, the highest level since 74 percent said they disapproved in October 2008. Congress’s job approval rating was 15 percent in the current survey; it was 12 percent in October 2008.
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:50 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Mine was just elected last year and I voted for him. I like what he is doing so far, but he is in the minority, so he hasn't really had much of a chance to break out and disappoint me.
Answer by QuinnMae at 5:31 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
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Answer by NotPanicking at 5:50 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Answer by 29again at 5:53 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
Next question overall
What breed of horse/pony to you like? What do you do with that breed?