Worst ratings ever for Congress

Americans’ distrust of government is at its highest level ever, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll. Only 10 percent of those surveyed said that Congress could be trusted to do the right thing. Meanwhile, only 9 percent of those surveyed thought Congress was doing a good job. The public is evenly split on President Obama, with 46 percent approving of his job performance and 46 percent disapproving. Obama scored highest on foreign policy, with 60 approving of his handling of the situation in Iraq. But only 38 percent thought Obama had a clear plan for job creation. However, that’s better than the GOP Congress. Only 20 percent of those surveyed thought the GOP Congress had a clear jobs plan, and 69 percent thought that the GOP policies favored the rich. Also of note, only 25 percent favored a full repeal of the federal health care law.