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BPC/USA TODAY National Survey on Congress

The Bipartisan Policy Center, in conjunction with USA TODAY, released its fourth joint poll of Americans’ attitudes toward aspects of our political system, this time specifically on the U.S. Congress. The poll, conducted by by Whit Ayres and Mark Mellman, did find a lot of bipartisan agreement, not surprisingly that Congress as an institution is unpopular. In fact, only about 2 in 10 people approve of Congress and this low reading is double what other recent polls have found.

Could there be an improvement in the way Americans view Congress? Our poll says yes if the institution itself is willing to make some changes into the way it currently operates. And the next generation is the most optimistic among us.

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