Rasmussen poll: Replace the entire Congress in November

More than half of voters surveyed in a recent Rasmussen poll say they would prefer to replace every member of Congress this November -- a slight decrease in voter dissatisfaction with both chambers since October 2008.

More troubling for Congressional Republicans in particular: 69 percent say the party's elected officials are out of touch with their conservative base.

Rasmussen cites a number of reasons for voters' increased frustration with their lawmakers, including the "unpopular $700-billion bailout plan in the heat of a presidential campaign and a seeming financial industry meltdown."

But contributing most to the dismal numbers seems to be the health care debate. Only 22 percent of respondents think their legislators have a "good understanding" of the proposed reforms, Rasmussen discovered in related poll last week. By contrast, more than half of those surveyed rate their knowledge of health care as "excellent" -- a number that seems to be in direct conflict with an earlier AARP poll, in which a number of respondents could not correctly explain what a public option was.