WASHINGTON — In red, blue and purple states, from middle America to the coasts, most Americans loathe Congress.
A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that more than 8 in 10 disapprove of the job Congress is doing. It’s a rare area of bipartisan agreement, too, with 89 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans feeling that way.
A new study by Stanford University, UC-Santa Barbara and AP-NORC Center suggests one reason. Researchers found that Americans think Congress isn’t listening to the right people.
Only about 2 in 10 told researchers they think Congress pays much attention to their own constituents or Americans as a whole. Instead, most said Congress listens to lobbyists, donors and the wealthy.