BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Throw the bums out. That’s that attitude many voters have with Congress which has its lowest poll ratings in decades.

Adam May breaks down the numbers.

Disgust with Congress reaches the highest level in more than two decades.

A new poll finds less than a quarter of Americans have a favorable view of Congress as a whole.

The poll was conducted as a bipartisan supercommittee failed to reach an agreement to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit.

May: “Do you like the job Congress is doing right now?”
Md. Resident: “No! No!”

May: “I just say the word ‘Congress’ and your reaction is…”
Md. Resident: “Not positive.”

May: “Would you say our government is broken?”
Md. Resident: “I’d say it’s broken and it’s broke.”

Congress’ job approval rating is also at a record low, falling more than 25 points in the last two years to just 12 percent.

May: “What could they be doing better?”
Md. Taxpayer: “Calm down and stay away from political bickering and think about what’s best for the country. Not what’s best for each political party.”

Taxpayer: “The country’s going down, and we’re failing because they wont get together and think of the country.”
May: “They’re not compromising?”
Taxpayer: “Exactly.”

The Washington Post points out the approval ratings are lower than BP’s handing of the Gulf oil spill, banks and the IRS.
May: “All more popular than Congress.
Md. Resident: “I know. Are you surprised? I’m not surprised.”

Even President Nixon during Watergate found more approval than this 112th Congress.

Some of the most popular solutions WJZ heard– campaign finance reform, term limits or fire them all.

Thirty-three senators and the entire House of Representatives will be up for election next November.

Comments (3)
  1. Wheres common sense when you need it says:

    The American Voter has no one to blame but themselves. They continue to re-elect the same people over and over again. We already have term limits but the voters don’t use them. People are so worried about which party is going to be in control that they don’t look at the bigger picture. Truth is there isn’t two parties anymore! These politicians that we have stand up and bs their way into getting the American voters to think they are either on the left or the right and they are neither! The politicians today are a single group of people whom go to office to become rich. They make up rules that don’t apply to them and lay back like fat cats. They do NOT care about the people of this country because they don’t need to! But American voters are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO rapped up in the DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA that they won’t take the time to educate themselves about the situation we are in. WAKE UP PEOPLE! We have two so called parties with to different directs to take the country and the destination is going to be the same. Don’t blame Congress, blame yourselves!

  2. THE TRUTH says:

    But remember when you OMIGO DUMALLEY voters do go to the polls. VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN. I mean the people in green mount cemetary can only do so much to get them back in the MONEY PIT OOOOPPSS I MEAN OFFICE.

    1. dan says:

      omg stfu willie joe stupid azz troll get a life

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