(POLL) 54% say a random group of people could do better job than Congress

Only one-in-five voters say they think members of Congress listen to their constituents, and a majority say a random collection of people would do a better job.

That’s according to Rasmussen Reports.

The survey found that 54% of likely voters say they believe a group of people selected at random from the phone book would do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress.

That’s up five points from December 2022, and beats the previous all-time high of 52% in July 2014

Twenty-seven percent (27%) say they disagree and do not think a randomly selected group could do a better job. Twenty percent (20%) say they are not sure. 

To see survey question wording, click here.

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9 thoughts on “(POLL) 54% say a random group of people could do better job than Congress”

  1. I have to laugh at this because just this past weekend I and friends had a good discussion on that very subject.
    Most are useless and worry most about keeping their cushy job. Reelection stresses them the most, especially when a good challenger points out the poor job they’re doing. The absolute fear of actually having to work for a living scares them.

  2. Indeed, I would trust my garbage man before I trust my State Senator. I think all our Government should be just like Jury Duty. You’re called up to serve one term and are gone. If you’re good, you can do two terms and that’s it. And your job is held until you’re done. Simple. And we would expect you to spend your first term weeding out the corruption from the last term. Soon the corruption will be gone.

    1. I think this might almost work, except for the biggest problem where it might put too much stress on small business owners. Having to move away or reduce one’s involvement drastically could kill a small business of 1-5 people where the owner puts in 60 hours a week to keep things running smoothly.

  3. Subotai Bahadur

    Basic population demographics anywhere. 3% of any statistically significant population group is hopelessly sociopathic or psychopathic. That is built in. So if we replaced Congress completely with random citizens we have a chance of reducing Congress from 100% sociopaths/psychopaths to 3%. That’s gotta help, right?

    Subotai Bahadur

  4. Than at a minimum 54% should be in favor of the Article V Convention of States if for no other reason than the term limits.

  5. No freaking kidding. But only 54%? Seems a lot more to me. Harry Truman was a strong proponent for term limits. He said that term limits would cure both senility and seniority. But Mark Twain said it most appropriately: “Politicians are a lot like diapers. They should be changed frequently, and for the same reasons.” The sad thing is that it is the voters that keep putting the same slugs back in office. This means that many voters don’t take the responsibility of voting seriously. So, we get stuck with people who become entrenched in their cushy position and lose track of what they were elected to do. They think that once elected they owe everything to the people who funded their election. No they don’t. They owe everything to their constituents and the country. They seem to conveniently forget that they’re a temporary employee. Being such, it would be advantageous that they do things for their constituents and the country that would make their lives better when they are no longer in office. If the politicians kept in closer touch with their constituents they’d know what needs to be done. It’s the voters who are living out what the politicians push through. The politicians make money to make their lives better. The voters are basically thrown crumbs. That’s no reason to keep voting these clowns back in office.

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