"PRINCETON, NJ -- The percentage of Americans with a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in Congress is at 14%, the lowest in Gallup's history of this measure -- and the lowest of any of the 16 institutions tested in this year's Confidence in Institutions survey. It is also one of the lowest confidence ratings for any institution tested over the last three decades.
Gallup's annual update on Americans' confidence in institutions shows that confidence ratings are generally down across the board compared with last year. The public's confidence ratings in several institutions, including Congress, are now at all-time low points in Gallup's history of this measure. These low ratings reflect the generally sour mood of the public at this time. " (emphasis mine)
"Sour mood" Heh, that's just the Gallup folks being polite.
Here's a better headline- How about "86% of Americans View Congress with Utter Contempt"?
You gotta hand it to 'em. They've worked hard to achieve that rating.Running an entire country straight into the depths of hell ain't as easy as it looks!
I think we need to reward them for all their efforts. I think Lem's modest proposal is just the thing!