Despite having one of the slimmest majorities in history, congressional Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have pressed forward at breakneck speed in attempting to impose a radical leftist agenda on the American people.
That is a mistake and overreach on the part of Pelosi and her fellow Democrats, though, as a recent poll showed that a strong majority of likely voters disapprove of the job that the Democratic-controlled Congress is doing, the Washington Examiner reported.
In fact, only about one-fifth of American voters actually believe Congress is currently doing a “good” or “excellent” job in representing the interests of the citizens who voted for them.
Such were the findings of a recent Rasmussen poll, which surveyed 1,000 likely voters between April 5-6 and had a margin of error of 3%.
The pollsters discovered that only 21% rated Congress as doing a “good” or “excellent” job while 54% rated the legislative body’s performance as “poor,” with the rest having no opinion either way.
As is typical, more voters were willing to rate their own elected representative better than Congress as a whole, with 31% saying their own member of Congress was the “best person for the job” while 43% said otherwise and 26% were unsure either way.
Higher approval among Democrats
The results were no better on the question of whether members of Congress as a whole actually care what their constituents think or want, as only 21% believed that they did care compared to 59% who said Congress didn’t care and 20% who were undecided.
Unsurprisingly, Democratic voters, particularly those who approved of President Joe Biden’s performance, were more likely than others to rate Congress well. In fact, 38% of Democrats approved of Congress while only 9% of Republicans and 15% of independent voters felt similarly.
Conversely, while 70% of Republicans and 60% of independents said Congress was doing a poor job, they were joined by 34% of Democrats who agreed.
Other polls show similar results
While this is just one poll, the RealClearPolitics average of polls for congressional approval — which doesn’t include Rasmussen in the calculations — showed that the results were not an outlier and Congress performed scarcely better even among polling outfits that tend to be more favorable to Democrats.
Overall, the RCP average showed Congress with an approval rating of 34% and a disapproval rating of 58%, for a negative spread of 24 points.
If Pelosi wants the Democrats to retain control of Congress after the 2022 midterm elections, she may want to slow down and rein in some of her caucus’ more radical proposals and instead actually listen to and act upon what a majority of the nation wants — which isn’t the far-left’s progressive agenda rammed down their throats.