57% of Americans would fire everyone in Congress

Updated
File Photo: The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen on Capitol Hill August 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.
File Photo: The dome of the U.S. Capitol is seen on Capitol Hill August 28, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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Just in case members of Congress weren’t sure how America felt on the matter, a new poll out Wednesday found that 83% of Americans disapprove of the job lawmakers in Washington are doing.

A majority, 57%, told pollsters they wish they could replace every single member of Congress.

The NBC/WSJ poll also found the president’s approval rating fell it is lowest level, 45%, in almost two years.

These polls aren’t news to Congress, The New York Times’ Jeremy Peters said on Morning Joe.

“There’s a steady stream of these [polls] every month,” he said. “I think they’ve become, a lot of them, callous to this idea that the public hates them because when you listen to them talk, they reference these polls an awful lot and what they say is ‘oh, we’re less popular than colonoscopies, we’re less popular than cockroaches,’ and it’s almost as if some of them seem to not take it very seriously.”

Watch the Morning Joe discussion below.

57% of Americans would fire everyone in Congress

Updated