One of the great myths in official Washington, D.C. is that voters hate Congress but love their own representative in Congress. However, a ScottRasmussen.com survey found that just 23 percent of voters actually think their own representative is the best person for the job.
Thirty-eight percent believe others in the District are more qualified while 40 percent are not sure.
Political moderates are a bit less likely than either conservatives or liberals to believe their representative is the best person for the job.
The survey also found that 29 percent believe their own representative is more liberal than they are while 28 percent say more conservative. Fifteen percent think they are represented by someone with similar views while 28 percent are not sure.
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