Congress sinks to historic low, poll shows

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For members of Congress these days, there isn’t much good news when it comes to the public’s opinion of them. In fact, it just keeps getting worse.

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows that only 8 percent of likely voters say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. And 64 percent of those polled rate Congress’ job performance as poor.

Even worse, only 25 percent say their representative is worthy of re-election. This is a new low, down from 29 percent three months ago. In November 2009, 42 percent said they deserved another term.

Only 1 in 5 voters say their representative is the best person for the job.

But there is some good news for those reps on the election front.

Seventy percent of those polled said they believe incumbents will be re-elected, but only because they say election rules are rigged in their favor.

But does it really matter what one thinks of the other? Not really, if you believe these numbers: 69 percent said most members of Congress don’t care what their constituents think.

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