A majority of voters, 54% say Congress is doing a "poor job."
That's according to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey.
Only a scant 17% of likely U.S. voters rated Congress as doing a "good" or "excellent" job.
The findings are even worse than the last measure from Rasmussen Reports in April when 21% rated Congress "good" or "excellent."
This isn't unusual.
Since 2007, positive ratings for Congress have only reached as high as 25% one time: in February 2017.
Richard Greene says
Incomplete reporting from a professional journalist.?
We have no idea if 17% is average, above average, or below average.
The piece implies below average, but we need much more historical data for context.
All we get here is there was a 25% positive rating in 2007.
Were there data before 2007?
At the very least, we need to know the following:
(1) When did this survey begin?
-- What was the lowest positive rating ever, and in what year?
-- What was the highest positive rating ever, and in what year
(perhaps that was 25% in 2007?)
-- What is the average positive, neutral and negative rating since the survey began?
One chart would answer all the relevant questions.
Paul Lyons says
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