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Gallop Poll: Majority Of Americans View Members Of Congress As Unethical & Dishonest

by on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 1:25 pm EDT in Politics

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:

Gallop Poll: Honest & Ethical Standard Ratings Of Professions

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.