Best way to fix Congress? Americans lean toward firing everyone

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The frustration with Congress is hitting record levels. When asked about the best way to fix the lack of bipartisan cooperation, more than 1 in 5 Americans opted for firing and replacing every member of Congress, according to a new Gallup poll.

The poll shows that only 15 percent of people approve of the job being done in Washington and voters are growing restless.

From Gallup:

Congress’s low approval ratings for the past several years underscore the idea that Americans think their representative bodies need dramatic changes.

In the poll, repsondents were asked in an open-ended question about the best way to fix Congress.

Twenty-two percent responded with some variation of “fire/replace all members/get new people.”

The next most popular suggestion offered up was to increase bipartisan cooperation. One percent say Obama’s the real problem.

Here’s a closer look at the numbers:

This is just another hit in a long line of bad news.

But really, members of Congress don’t have much to worry about. That’s because while firing everyone may sound nice to voters, it rarely happens.

And even if voters did want to take action and get rid of them, more voters than ever say elections are rigged in favor of incumbents.

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