New polling shows little confidence that Congress will address our major issues before the 2020.
According to Scott Rasmussen, 60% are skeptical and consider it unlikely that Congress will get anything accomplished. Just 29% of voters believe it is even somewhat likely that Congress will successfully address the major issues facing the nation before the 2020 elections.
The latest ScottRasmussen.com finding also show 40% of voters say Congress is too liberal. Fewer, 36%, believe it is too conservative. That’s about the same as it was a month ago, when last checked.
Respondents also don't have a lot of faith that members of Congress care what we think.
The numbers indicate only 23% believe most members of Congress care about what their constituents think. Just 27% believe their own representative cares about what they think.
What are the biggest issues and who do people think handles them best?
Rasmussen says that health care and the economy have consistently remained the top two issues on the minds of voters all year.
Republicans do better on National Security (36% to 26%), the third most important issue, fighting terrorism (35% to 25%) and job creation (36% to 29%).
Democrats have the big advantage on environmental issues (40% to 18%), Civil Rights (38% to 23%), Fighting Poverty (35% to 21%), Economic Inequality (33% to 22%), and abortion (35% to 27%).
The parties are essentially even on gun laws, taxes, and immigration.
When it comes to the Democrats' impeachment effort against Trump, "the president's job approval has remained remarkably stable."
By a narrow margin, people consistently say the country would be worse off if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election: 36% say the country would be better off with Clinton while 38% think things would be worse.