Poll: Americans Trust Themselves over Congress

Americans think they could do better than Congress at solving the economic crisis, according to a new poll from Rasmussen.

Of the 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed, 67 percent said they have more confidence in their own judgment than in Congress's, while 44 percent saida group of people selected randomly from a phone book would do better than federal lawmakers.

Of those surveyed, 19 percent said they trusted Congress over themselves to deal with the nation's economic problems.

Rasmussen conducted the poll Feb. 8-9. Its margin of error is +/- three percentage points.

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