But public opinion of Congress is lower still.

The people are not so hopeful right now, and not happy with whatever change they got.

Nearly 60 percent of American voters say they lack faith in President Barack Obama, according to a public opinion poll published on Tuesday.

The results of the Washington Post/ABC News poll are a reversal of what voters said at the start of Obama’s presidency 18 months ago when about 60 percent expressed confidence in his decision making.

Confidence in Obama is at a new low but the poll found that his numbers are still higher than lawmakers of either major party four months ahead of the November congressional elections.

Asked how much confidence they have in Obama to make the right decisions for the country’s future, 58 percent of respondents said “just some” or “none.”

Sixty-eight percent expressed the same sentiments about Democrats in Congress and 72 percent said the same of Republicans.

In past waves of discontent, Americans were in the mood to ‘throw the bums out’ except their own guy, the member of Congress from their own district or state. However…

The survey also found wide anti-incumbent sentiment with 62 percent of voters saying they were not inclined to support their current representative.

Meanwhile, the official holiday recess is over, and they’re back to ‘more of same’ in Washington. Hopefully, not for long.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....