"By a 2-to-1 margin Americans believe that no matter how bad things are, Congress can make them worse."Also...
"Following passage of the stimulus bill, consumer confidence fell to a record low. It has been falling to new lows will regularity since early 2008. Confidence in the nation’s banking system also has plummeted.
President’s Obama’s overall approval ratings have remained steady and high since his inauguration. However, Republicans have gained ground on Democrats in Generic Congressional Ballot polling.
Most Americans believe tax cuts are good for the economy, and half (48%) say that more government spending is bad for the economy.
Polling last week showed that 67% of Americans trust their own judgment on economic matters more than the trust the average member of Congress. Forty-nine percent (49%) trust their own judgment more than the president’s."