By Art Gallagher
A Rasmussen Reports poll released this morning indicates that only 17% of likely U.S. voters believe that the federal government has the consent of the governed. 69% of the respondents said the government does not have that consent and 14% are undecided.
Only 8% believe the average member of Congress listens to his or her constituents more than they listen to their party leaders. 84% believe the average congressman listens to party leaders more than constituents.