Gallop Poll: Majority Of Americans View Members Of Congress As Unethical & Dishonest
The percentage of Americans who view members of Congress as “unethical and dishonest” has doubled from 21% in November 2000 to 55% today. Congressional representatives take the honors as the least ethical, most dishonest of ALL professions, surpassing car salesmen, stockbrokers, and HMO managers. It’s the first time in Gallop Poll history that a majority of Americans were polled harboring such negative feelings about their elected officials. Here’s some of Gallop’s findings:
It might be wise for members of Congress to take this as a wake-up call, and proactively propose meaningful campaign finance reform legislation (as in mandating publicly-funded elections). Time to get moneyed influence out of Washington, before Americans lose every bit of faith that it’s still a government for and by the people.