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Poll: Plurality say Congress is corrupt

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- A plurality of Americans say they think most members of Congress are corrupt, with less than a third saying the opposite, a Rasmussen Reports survey indicated.

The survey, released Wednesday, also indicated a staggering 85 percent of voters said they believe congressional members are interested in advancing their own careers rather than helping people.

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Forty-six percent of likely voters said they view most members of Congress as corrupt, up 7 percentage points from June and the highest finding yet, Rasmussen Reports said.

Twenty-nine percent said they thought most members weren't corrupt and 25 percent said they weren't sure.

The 85 percent of voters thinking most members of Congress are more interested in helping their own careers than helping people also is a record for surveys going back to November 2006, Rasmussen Reports said. Only 7 percent said they believe most lawmakers were more interested in helping others.

Rasmussen Reports indicated 31 percent said they thought their representative was the best person for the job. Results also indicated most thought it was at least somewhat likely their representative trades votes for cash.

Results are based on a nationwide survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted Sunday and Monday. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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