Posted on September 20, 2011

49% Think Neither Party in Congress Represents the People

Rasmussen, September 20, 2011

Voters are more convinced than ever that neither major political party in Washington, DC is on their side.

Now roughly one-out-of-two Likely U.S. Voters (49%) think it’s fair to say neither party in Congress is the party of the American people, up six points from a year ago. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 32% say it’s not fair to characterize the two parties that way, while 18% are not sure. {snip}


Ratings for the current Congress remain at their worst, with just six percent (6%) of voters who rate its performance as good or excellent. Sixty-six percent (66%) say Congress is doing a poor job, the highest negative rating since March 2010.


Male voters believe more strongly than female voters that neither party in Congress is the party of the people. Whites are more than twice as likely as blacks to think that’s true.

But then blacks are twice as likely as whites to think the Democratic Party has a plan for where it wants to take the nation. A plurality (49%) of white voters feel the Republican Party has a plan for the future, but 64% of black voters disagree.