united in the belief

February 18 – Rasmussen Reports national poll:

  1. Nearly half of all voters believe that people randomly selected from the phone book could do as good a job as the current Congress.
  2. Just 27% believe their own representative in Congress is the best person for the job.
  3. Moderate and conservative voters say the government lacks the consent of the governed. Liberals are evenly divided.
  4. Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters now view the federal government as a special interest group, and 70% believe that the government and big business typically work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors.