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.