NBC/WSJ Poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress (VIDEO)Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 02:37
NBC/WSJ Poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress (VIDEO)
By Domenico Montanaro, Deputy Political Editor, NBC News
Throw the bums out.
The Capital is mirrored in the Capital Reflecting Pool on Capitol Hill in Washington early Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
That’s the message 60 percent of Americans are sending to Washington in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, saying if they had the chance to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including their own representative, they would. Just 35 percent say they would not.
The 60 percent figure is the highest-ever in that question recorded in the poll, registered in the wake of the government shutdown and threat of the U.S. defaulting on its debt for the first time in history. If the nation’s debt limit is not increased one week from now, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns that the entire global economy could be in peril.