Fed Up

Americans Want to Change Up Congress

With the final four presidential candidates absorbing every bit of the public's attention, it's easy to forget that Congress is also holding elections this coming fall. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives better ramp up their reelection campaigns because, according to a new poll, the majority of Americans would be happy to replace each and every one of them. Fortunately for them, not every member of Congress is facing the end of a term. Of those who answered the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 56 percent are sick of the way Congress has been operating—a sentiment shared by respondents across the political spectrum. But while 55 percent of liberals, 55 percent of moderates, and 58 percent of conservatives all agree, 31 percent of people who responded to the poll are not impressed by the change the GOP has brought to Congress.