Funny Poll Regarding Congress

Rasmussen Reports

So, a non humor-oriented polling company, polled people on a topic I find hilarious.

Rasmussen Reports is an electronic media company specializing in the collection, publication, and distribution of public opinion polling information. More about them here.

45% Say Random Group From Phone Book Better Than Current Congress

More voters have greater confidence in the telephone book these days than in the current Congress, and most think their national legislators are paid too much to boot.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 45% of likely U.S. voters now think 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 12 points from October 2008, just before the last congressional elections. Thirty-six percent (36%) disagree, and another 19% are not sure.

The rest of the article here.

Now, I don’t know what this means in actuality, I’m not sure if some people responded more in a tongue-in-cheek manner, or whether the majority of the constituents of this country EVER thought that Congress was doing an amazing job, but the idea that 45% of people think a random group from the phone book would be better than the current elected group, is hilarious to me, if you can ignore the sadness, of course.


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