Poll finds voters eager to give Congress the boot
Here’s something for members of Congress to contemplate in the weeks leading up to the November mid-term elections: a lot of people want to send you packing.
That’s according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll that finds 55 percent of registered voters don’t think their own members of Congress deserve to be re-elected. That up from 47 percent in 2006 and 27 percent in 2004.
When asked about “most members of Congress,” a whopping 78 percent said they want someone new.
Fifty-eight of those surveyed said they disapprove of the performance of Democrats while Republicans got a 68 percent disapproval rating.
The overall approval rating for Congress stands at a low 21 percent.
The results are in line with other recent polls indicating widespread voter discontent with Congress.
This poll of CBS News/New York Times poll of 990 adults was conducted September 10-14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Joel Page (Outside a polling station in Portland, Maine Nov. 3, 2009)