The latest Gallup poll on how Americans rate the honesty and ethics of various professional groups, has members of Congress at the very bottom — on a par with used car salesmen.
A Gallup Poll in December 2011 found that 64% of Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of members of Congress as “low” or “very low,” tying the record “low”/”very low” rating Gallup has measured for any profession historically.
Of the 21 professions tested, Americans rate the honesty and ethical standards of 3 medical professions — nurses, pharmacists, and doctors — the highest. At the other end of the spectrum, Americans give the least positive honesty and ethics ratings to members of Congress, lobbyists, car salespeople, and telemarketers.
I’m surprised by the rating given journalists, considering the despicable way some of them behaved in reporting the Trayvon Martin shooting. Here’s an example: