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Friday, June 14, 2013

Only 10% of Americans Have Confidence in Congress

Activist Post

As scandal after scandal rocks Washington DC, the American people are fed up.  A new Gallup poll reveals the lowest ever confidence rating for Congress, or any institution ever polled by Gallup.

"This is the lowest level of confidence Gallup has found, not only for Congress, but for any institution on record." Gallup writes.

Confidence in Congress fell to just 10%, down from 13% in 2012.

In 2009, in the afterglow of President Obama's historic election, 27% of Democrats had confidence in Congress while only 10% of Republicans did.

There is no longer a significant partisan divide among those polled. In other words, people of all political persuasions now roundly agree, Congress stinks.

Here is a breakdown of overall confidence in institutions:


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