Poll: We Could Do Better Than Congress (UPDATED)

on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Makes sense:

67% say they could do a better job on the economy than Congress...

Forty-four percent (44%) of voters also 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...
Add that to another poll released yesterday stating that 58% of Americans believe Congress won't even know what's in the bill tomorrow when they vote on it, and we're in for a wild week. With the congressional switchboard reportedly lighting up at a 10:1 ratio against the stimulus bill, it's comforting to hear that the bill is still charging through at "lightening speed".

Regarding the 67% mentioned above, the old adage "everyone's an economist" seems to be ringing truer these days than most. But judging by these polls, if Congress refuses to represent the public its being paid to represent, they may find revolution knocking on their doorsteps sooner than later if they pass this thing.


UPDATE: Then again...

Public support for an $800 billion economic stimulus package has increased to 59% in a USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Tuesday night, up from 52% in Gallup polling a week ago, as well as in late January.

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