But most of these same 90%, I bet, think their OWN senators and representatives are doing a good job. Until they think otherwise, the same dick wads will keep getting re-elected.
You are dead on on this one. Most local polls show that folks agree with their local Congressman or Senator - one of the reasons incumbency is so vital to reelection.
The cumulative numbers are more due to the lack of cooperation between the parties than anything else from what I read. Folks are very tired of nothing being done on both sides.
When the Dems got in office in January 2007 there was an expectation that some things would change very quickly. Some important things did change like name tags for earmarks and ethics rules and spending limits on Iraq but for the most part there has been no real change since there is not a VETO BUSTING majority.
When Bush and Congress were in the same party there were ZERO vetos and we ran up $5Trillon extra DEBT. Now that there is opposition, the veto pen is out and change is not happening. That is pissing people off.
It is problems on both sides. Democrats voting for FISA, continuation of IRAQ when they said it would be stopped [though most knew they did not have that power]. Republicans have blocked many of the changes the Democrats have been trying to implement.
There have been some good changes in the past 18 months but the public is just fed up. The Economy is tanked, Iraq is still there, the Environment is in danger and all they see is Congressional Photo-Ops.
If I were to participate in the poll I would be one of the folks saying they were doing a poor job as an aggregate. And they "they" is ALL of Congress, from my Senator McConnell to Speaker Pelosi.