Americans’ view of Congress would be laughable if the national situation didn’t suck so bad.
And Americans know it: Americans’ confidence in Congress as an institution is down to 10 percent, ranking the legislative body last on a list of 16 societal institutions for the fourth straight year. This is the lowest level of confidenceÂ Gallup has found, not only for Congress, but for any institution on record.
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And Gallup’s poll, released Thursday, showed Americans valued the military first, followed by small business and the police — cops are more popular than Congress! The presidency was rated at fifth for confidence.
Americans’ confidence in Congress is not only at its lowest point on record, but also is the worst Gallup has ever found for any institution it has measured since 1973.
This low level of confidence is in line with Americans’ low job approval of Congress, which has also been stuck below 30 percent for years.
No wonder this country is literally falling apart.