What is going on here? First, let’s consider the possibility that some of the anti-GOP sentiment could merely be a result of generic dislike of Congress (the House is controlled by Republicans). In a recent Gallup poll, just 10 percent of respondents gave members of Congress a high or very high rating for honesty and ethics, while 54 percent gave them a low or very low rating. And our own polling shows that overall disappointment with Congress is running high: In a survey conducted right after the election, we found that while just 34 percent of Americans have a favorable view of congressional Republicans, the favorability rating for congressional Democrats (39 percent) was only marginally better.
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