Sadly, this is what “progress” looks like, my friends. Breathe. It. In.
Voters aren’t exactly singing Congress’s praises, but they’re giving it ever-so-slightly more positive ratings this month.
A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that 10% of Likely U.S. Voters now rate Congress’s performance as good or excellent. That’s up from seven percent (7%) at the beginning of July and the first time Congress’ positives have reached double digits this year. Still, two-thirds (66%) of voters give Congress poor marks.
Despite such low overall approval numbers, members of Congress almost always get reelected, but just 10% of voters think that is because they actually do a good job representing their constituents, up from seven percent (7%) in April. Most voters (67%) continue to believe members of Congress are reelected because the election rules are rigged to benefit them. Twenty-three percent (23%) are not sure.