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64% say Congress is doing a poor job

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 1:34pm

Voters continue to give Congress some of its lowest marks ever.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% of voters rate Congress’ performance as good or excellent, a range it’s been hovering in since late 2007.

But 64% say Congress is doing a poor job. The good news is that’s a seven-point improvement from last month’s 71%, the highest negative grade recorded in over 40 months of tracking. The bad news is that 64% is the second worst grade the legislators have earned in that same time period and is up 21 points from late March a year ago.

It’s important to note, however, that this survey was taken Friday and Saturday nights – before the House’s 219-to-212 vote to pass the controversial national health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats.