Members of Congress and lobbyists are among the professionals who have the lowest honesty and ethical standards, according to a new poll.
Only 6 percent of people in the United States rate lobbyists as having “high” or “very high” honesty and ethical standards, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. Lobbyists received the lowest rating out of 22 professions.
Their low rating reflects the low approval rating, 9 percent, lawmakers received in a Gallup poll in November.
Nearly a quarter rated local officeholders as having high honesty and ethical standards. About 20 percent viewed the same of reporters.