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Wouldn't it be nice to live somewhere where you actually liked who was representing you in Congress? Obviously there aren't many of those around when you look at these numbers. After my Democratic Congresswoman voted to support Comcast, I stopped voting for her and could care less if she's ever elected again. Let's see raised hands for readers who like their representative and tell us who it is and why you like that person. Cheer us up.


About three-quarters of registered voters (76%) say most members of Congress do not deserve re-election, the highest such percentage Gallup has measured in its 19-year history of asking this question. The 20% who say most members deserve to be re-elected is also a record low, by one percentage point.

This finding is from a Nov. 28-Dec. 1 Gallup poll, adding to the broad negativity toward Congress Americans have expressed this year. These include historically low congressional job approval ratings, low ratings of confidence in the legislative branch of government, and low ratings of confidence in Congress as an institution.

The 76% who say most members of Congress "do not deserve to be re-elected" is six points higher than the previous high of 70%, measured in August.

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