Congress approval ratings lower than Bush's

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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/..._Congress_AP_Poll.html
WASHINGTON -- In the eyes of the public, Congress is doing even worse than the president.

Public satisfaction with the job lawmakers are doing has fallen 11 points since May, to 24 percent, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll. That's lower than for President Bush, who hasn't fared well lately, either.

Approval among Democrats fell 21 points, from 48 percent in May to 27 percent.

It remained low among Republicans, at 20 percent, and has not changed significantly in the past two months.



way to go!!!! yea keep having your slumber parties we americans who put your sorry asses in office really appreciate it! :|
 

dmcowen674

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Originally posted by: Citrix
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/..._Congress_AP_Poll.html
WASHINGTON -- In the eyes of the public, Congress is doing even worse than the president.

Public satisfaction with the job lawmakers are doing has fallen 11 points since May, to 24 percent, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll. That's lower than for President Bush, who hasn't fared well lately, either.

Approval among Democrats fell 21 points, from 48 percent in May to 27 percent.

It remained low among Republicans, at 20 percent, and has not changed significantly in the past two months.



way to go!!!! yea keep having your slumber parties we americans who put your sorry asses in office really appreciate it! :|

What would you like to see them do considering they don't have enough votes to jack squat?
 

ayabe

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Well it's pretty hard for us to pressure the Iraqi's when our "model" democracy can't get anything done because of bickering. Only instead of theological differences between the factions, it's something even dumber - political philosophy. Oh yeah and our Congress will be taking all of August off too.

That being said, almost every single piece of legislation that has been brought forth by this Congress has either been vetoed by Bush or blocked by the minority.

The only way they can get around it is to go nuclear and that would make them enormous hypocrites.
 

ProfJohn

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Congress has done the impossible, they have made Bush look popular.

According to a new Zogby poll congress now sits with a 14% rating of good or excellent.

Interestingly last October right before the Republicans got kicked out of office they had a 23% approval. Good thing for the Democrats there is not an election for another year and a half.
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Balt

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Originally posted by: ProfJohn
Congress has done the impossible, they have made Bush look popular.

According to a new Zogby poll congress now sits with a 14% rating of good or excellent.

Interestingly last October right before the Republicans got kicked out of office they had a 23% approval. Good thing for the Democrats there is not an election for another year and a half.
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Don't be so sure. The Democrats' problem was they were flakey and divided on what exactly should be done with Iraq. They didn't want to take a strong position it because they didn't want to alienate anyone.

Now, however, they've figured out they don't even have to force a change in strategy in Iraq. All they have to do is make it look like Republicans are blocking any change in course (and they are), and then the Republicans are just being obstructionist and stubborn. The Democrats won't have to face any consequences from a possible change because that change will never happen with the Republicans blocking it.

Who will look worse in the end? The Democrats who can't get any legislation passed because they don't have 60 votes in the Senate, or the Republicans who are blocking any change in strategy or timetables for Iraq.