Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Stopping Gridlock At The Polls

October 15, 2013 11:00 AM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Stopping Gridlock At The Polls
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" BOSTON (CBS) – “Throw the bums out!”

" We’ve heard that refrain quite a few times the past few weeks. But it never works that way.

Polls consistently show Congressional ratings in the toilet, but when people are asked about their own representative, they’re usually happy.

“Anyone but my guy!” is the other refrain we hear.

So maybe we’re going at this all wrong. We seem to agree that Washington is broken. But fixing it will require more than just firing people.

Consider a new poll by the Bipartisan Policy Center and USA Today, finding a majority of Americans support a whole range of ideas to ease the partisanship and gridlock in Washington. They include allowing independents to vote in primaries along with other ways of boosting turnout, like holding elections via the Internet "

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