(Presidentialwire.com)- According to the most recent national telephone and an online survey by Rasmussen Reports, 45% of likely American voters believe that Congress is not doing a good job, down from 53% in April.
Republicans are expected to take control of the House in January, with Democrats currently holding control of both Houses of Congress. In the Senate, Democrats will have a slim majority.
Additionally, 33% of voters do not believe that most members of Congress are corrupt, while 25% are unsure.
Democrats (36%) in the survey are less likely than Republicans (44%) or people who do not identify with either major party (49%) to think that most members of Congress are corrupt.
Similar to the above, only 19% of Republicans and 17% of unaffiliated voters believe that Congress is doing a good or excellent job, compared to 39% of Democrats. Most Republicans (60%) and unaffiliated voters (53%), as well as 23% of Democrats, rate Congress’ performance as poor.
Rasmussen reports that 49% of white people, 31% of voters of color, and 40% of other minorities give Congress a poor rating.
Men (50%) are more likely than women (40%) to believe that Congress is not doing a good job, but women voters are marginally more likely to think that the majority of members of Congress are corrupt.
According to a Rasmussen poll, voters under 40 have a higher opinion of Congress than voters over 40, but 65 and older voters are less likely to think that most members of Congress are corrupt.
Voters who earn more than $100,000 a year believe that Congress is performing better. Most voters with annual incomes under $50,000 believe that most Congressmen are corrupt.
The strongest backers of Vice President Joe Biden are least likely to think that Congress is dishonest. 22% of voters who strongly support Biden’s presidency believe that most Congressmen are corrupt. 59% of those with a strongly negative opinion of Biden’s performance believe that most Congresspeople are corrupt.
Rasmussen Reports polled 900 U.S. Likely Voters on December 14–15 and December 18th. With a 95% confidence level, the sampling error margin is plus or minus three percentage points. Pulse Opinion Research, LLC conducts all fieldwork for Rasmussen Reports surveys.