60 percent say fire every member of Congress

Domenico Montanaro
NBC News
October 10, 2013

Throw the bums out.

That’s the message 60 percent of Americans are sending to Washington in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, saying if they had the chance to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including their own representative, they would. Just 35 percent say they would not.

The 60 percent figure is the highest-ever in that question recorded in the poll, registered in the wake of the government shutdown and threat of the U.S. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history. If the nation’s debt limit is not increased one week from now, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns that the entire global economy could be in peril.

“We continue to use this number as a way to sort of understand how much revulsion there is,” said Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted the poll with Republican Bill McInturff. “We now have a new high-water mark.”

Read the full poll here (.pdf)

The numbers reflect a broader trend over the last few years. Americans have traditionally said that while they might not like Congress, they usually like their own representatives. But that sentiment appears to have shifted.

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I thought I was the only one that felt like this? If this is how we collectively feel then why do we keep putting the same idiots into office in the first place?. Further, this is a slanted piece to begin with. Congress has long been castrated since the Bush days; presidents now act more like dictators. The problem isn’t Congress – the problem is politicians and their corporate masters… the problem therefore is ALL POLITICIANS, including those within the Senate and our masters in the Executive.
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