If every member of Congress was replaced, the government body would be “better off,” according to 47% of Americans surveyed in a USA Today/Princeton Survey Research poll released Tuesday. Just 4% said Congress would be “worse off.”
GOP leaders have shouldered most of the blame for the 16-day government shutdown that some estimate cost the country $24 billion.
More than half—54%—of the country believed having GOP leaders in control of the House is “bad for the country,” according to a CNN/ORC International poll published Monday. A mere 12% of the country approved. In addition, 63% of individuals polled voted in favor of replacing House Speaker John Boehner.
Three-quarters of the public voted “no” to re-elect Republicans to Congress, and more than half—54%—for Democrats, according to the CNN/ORC International poll.
The GOP must stop “governing by crisis every two months,” host Joe Scarborough said on Tuesday’s Morning Joe.
A whopping 86% of the public disapproved of Congress, according to the CNN/ORC poll.
Less than half—44%—of Americans approved of President Obama’s job. He earned his highest favorability rating—76%—on the CNN/ORC scale in February 2009. Even still, 44% of Americans surveyed said they had more confidence in Obama than the 31% who said they supported congressional Republicans.
A mere 10% of the public reportedly approved of Congress hours before the shutdown began on Oct. 1. By Oct. 9, just 5% said they supported the decisions being made by government leaders.
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