Confidence in Congress drops to historic low

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Americans’ confidence in the House and Senate has dropped so low that it now ranks as the least popular societal institution in U.S. history, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

Public confidence in Congress is at just 10 percent, its lowest mark in the history of Gallup surveys, and more than half of Americans — 52 percent — say they have little or no confidence in lawmakers.

Making matters far worse, Congress ranks last on a list of 16 such institutions for the fourth consecutive year, lower than HMOs (19 percent), organized labor (20 percent), banks (26 percent) — even newspapers (23 percent).

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Vince Perfetto

Vince adds diverse experience to the Foundation with a background in broadcasting, accounting, and telecommunications. He loves living in the freest state in America, New Hampshire. With a “Live Free or Die” attitude and a strong independent streak, Vince feels right at home among his fellow N.H. citizens. He was raised to respect others and to work hard to achieve his goals, and thus takes pride in saying he has “the best parents, ever.” When Vince isn’t working on the Foundation, he enjoys hiking, reading, and relaxing with a great New England micro brew.

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