Americans Agree: Throw the Bums Out!


A new Rasmussen poll confirms it: A majority of Americans are tired of Congress.

If they could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, just 25% of voters nationwide would keep the current batch of legislators.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again. 


That's not surprising, actually, given that Congressional approval ratings have been generally abysmal for a while. It suggests little about how people might actually vote, however, given that people tend to prefer their representative even while disliking Congress as a whole.

Still, assuming it could actually be done, would replacing the current crop of legislators satisfy the public? Somehow I doubt it. Politics is an unsavory business no matter who's involved. In general, I don't have much love for politicians, but I think this might be one of those times where we can learn a thing or two from Ice-T's dictum, "don't hate the playa, hate the game."