42% Say People Randomly Selected from Phone Book Better Than Current Congress

This had me in stitches earlier because, well, it’s funny. Ironically, it is pretty likely to be true that picking randomly out of the phone book would result in a more realistic and a less tyrannical government. Rasmussen tends to have some pretty funny polls BTW.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Forty-two percent (42%) of U.S. voters say a group of people randomly selected from the phone book would do a better job than the current Congress. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that an identical number (42%) disagree, but 16% are not sure.

Last fall, just 33% thought the random group could do as good a job.

Today, Republicans by a two-to-one margin believe that the phone book sample would be better than the current Democratic-controlled Congress. Democrats, by a similar margin, have the opposite view. A slight plurality of those not affiliated with either major party say the randomly selected group would do a better job.

Continue reading @ Rasmussen.