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Nearly half of likely U.S. voters believe people randomly selected from a phone book could do a better job addressing America’s problems than the current Congress.

According to a Rasmussen Reports national phone and online survey, 49 percent of likely voters believe a randomly selected group could do better than Congress — a 10-point jump from January of 2015 and just about hitting the all-time high of 52 percent from July 2014.

Thirty-three percent disagree while 18 percent said they are not sure.

Fifty-two percent said they think members of Congress are almost always re-elected because election rules are rigged to benefit incumbents. Just 24 percent believe most incumbents are re-elected because they do a good job representing their constituents.

Sixty-four percent of Republicans and 54 percent of unaffiliated voters believe election rules are rigged to favor incumbents. Thirty-eight percent of Democrats agree.

Fifty-seven percent of Republicans, 50 percent of unaffiliated voters and 41 percent of Democrats think a random group of people would do better than Congress addressing our country’s issues.


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