Half of America Realizes Congress Sucks

Congress - file photoHey, the truth is finally becoming popular. A new poll says 49% say most of Congress is corrupt (via Sploid):

According to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, 49 percent of respondents said most members of Congress are corrupt. Although 46 percent of respondents said most aren’t, the margin of sampling error — plus or minus 4.5 percent — makes it clear that the perception of congressional politicians is largely negative.
Congress’ image could emerge as an election topic, with 55 percent of respondents saying corruption will be “the most important” or a “very important” issue to consider when voting in November, when all 435 House seats, and 33 Senate seats, will be decided. (View poll results)

Luckily our work is not cut out for us to disabuse people of the notion that it’s a distinct party trait:

Asked how many congressional Republicans are corrupt, 19 percent of respondents said “almost all” and 28 percent said “many.” The response was similar when people were asked about corruption among Democrats: 17 percent said “almost all” and 27 percent said “many.”

Now if only this half would stop voting for the lesser of these two evils. As Mark Twain said so eloquently — “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”