Hang down your head
The percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in Rasmussen Reports tracking history. This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Most voters (52%) say Congress is doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category.
Last month, 11% of voters gave the legislature good or excellent ratings. Congress has not received higher than a 15% approval rating since the beginning of 2008.
Let's take stock. Congressional approval (Democrat) is abysmal, for good reason. Presidential approval (Republican) is better but languishing at around 30% according to most polls. This is an election year for congressional and presidential races. How, exactly, do we turn the bums out? And if we have nothing but bums, what comes next?
Well, it's only July. The elections aren't until November. So what we should do next is turn to Tom Waits.
That's right, Matilda. Tom Waits.