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Americans Think This Is the Worst Congress They Ever Witnessed

Over 90 percent of the current members of Congress are expected to be re-elected in 2014 despite these poll numbers.

The current Congress is not just bad, it is terrible. Most Americans think it is clearly the worst Congress in their lifetime according to a new CNN/ORC poll. From CNN:

Two-thirds of those questioned said the current Congress is the worst in their lifetime, with 28% disagreeing.

“That sentiment exists among all demographic and political subgroups. Men, women, rich, poor, young, old – all think this year’s Congress has been the worst they can remember,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. “Older Americans – who have lived through more congresses – hold more negative views of the 113th Congress than younger Americans. Republicans, Democrats and independents also agree that this has been the worst session of Congress in their lifetimes.”

Amazingly despite these terrible poll numbers well over 90 percent of the current members of Congress are expected to be re-elected in 2014. There is something wrong with the design of an election system when the connection between job performance and election outcome can be so weak.

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at