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Title: Congressional Approval Falls to Single Digits for First Time Ever
Source: Rasmussen
URL Source: http://rasmussenreports.com/public_ ... ance/congressional_performance
Published: Jul 8, 2008
Author: Rasmussen
Post Date: 2008-07-08 12:20:33 by Horse
Keywords: None
Views: 793
Comments: 15

The percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in Rasmussen Reports tracking history. This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Most voters (52%) say Congress is doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category.

Last month, 11% of voters gave the legislature good or excellent ratings. Congress has not received higher than a 15% approval rating since the beginning of 2008.

The percentage of Democrats who give Congress positive ratings fell from 17% last month to 13% this month. The number of Democrats who give Congress a poor rating remained unchanged. Among Republicans, 8% give Congress good or excellent ratings, up just a point from last month. Sixty-five percent (65%) of GOP voters say Congress is doing a poor job, down a single point from last month.

Voters not affiliated with either party are the most critical of Congressional performance. Just 3% of those voters give Congress positive ratings, down from 6% last month. Sixty-three percent (63%) believe Congress is doing a poor job, up from 57% last month.

Just 12% of voters think Congress has passed any legislation to improve life in this country over the past six months. That number has ranged from 11% to 13% throughout 2008. The majority of voters (62%) say Congress has not passed any legislation to improve life in America.

Voters hold little positive sentiment about the future. Just 41% find it at least somewhat likely that Congress will address important problems facing our nation in the near future, while 55% find this unlikely.

Despite these negative attitudes towards Congress, Democrats continue to enjoy a double digit lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

Most voters (72%) think most members of Congress are more interested in furthering their own political careers. Just 14% believe members are genuinely interested in helping people.

A separate Rasmussen survey found that half of all voters believe America’s best days are in the past. However, another survey found that 64% of voters also believe that the world would be a better place if more countries were similar to the United States.

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Poster Comment:

If we had a free and open press, the approval rate for Bush and the Congress would both be even lower than they are!!

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

Though Zionists control Congress, the Zionist movement is not popular with the American people. The low Congressional approval rating should not be surprising.

Life is a tragedy to those who feel, and a comedy to those who think.

Zoroaster  posted on  2008-07-08   13:40:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Zoroaster (#1)

The low Congressional approval rating should not be surprising.

We'd be better off if the entire Congress sank to the bottom of the Atlantic. ;-)

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”—Samuel Adams

Rotara  posted on  2008-07-08   13:43:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Horse (#0)

"Bah...I agree; Congress is doing a terrible job. Fortunately, MY rep is the best of the lot, and I'll be voting for him again in November!" End result...97% incumbency re-election rate. Just watch.

Remember...G-d saved more animals than people on the ark. www.siameserescue.org

who knows what evil  posted on  2008-07-08   13:51:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: who knows what evil, All (#3)

"Bah...I agree; Congress is doing a terrible job. Fortunately, MY rep is the best of the lot, and I'll be voting for him again in November!" End result...97% incumbency re-election rate. Just watch.

Pardon me for my obversation but you are a fucking duped idiot. A fucking duped idiot. Ninety seven percent of the voters according to your very own observation are fucking idiots too.

These fucking pricks pass laws that cause problems for the citizenry and then go around pandering for votes promising to fix the very problems they created just to get re-elected so they can once again pass laws that that cause problems and keep on getting the fucking dummies to re-elect them.

What a fucking piece of shit you are and you poor bastard don't even realize it along with 97% of the voters.

LACUMO  posted on  2008-07-08   17:34:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: LACUMO, who knows what evil, All (#4)

who knows what evil: "Bah...I agree; Congress is doing a terrible job. Fortunately, MY rep is the best of the lot, and I'll be voting for him again in November!" End result...97% incumbency re-election rate. Just watch.

LACUMO: Pardon me for my obversation but you are a fucking duped idiot. A fucking duped idiot. Ninety seven percent of the voters according to your very own observation are fucking idiots too.

These fucking pricks pass laws that cause problems for the citizenry and then go around pandering for votes promising to fix the very problems they created just to get re-elected so they can once again pass laws that that cause problems and keep on getting the fucking dummies to re-elect them.

What a fucking piece of shit you are and you poor bastard don't even realize it along with 97% of the voters.

LACUMO, no offense, but you are too tightly wound up - you need to lighten up. I think whoknowswhatevil was speaking "tongue in cheek."

scrapper2  posted on  2008-07-08   17:47:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: LACUMO (#4)

LAC, wkwe was being facetious. ;)

christine  posted on  2008-07-08   17:59:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: scrapper2, All (#5)

LACUMO, no offense, but you are too tightly wound up - you need to lighten up. I think whoknowswhatevil was speaking "tongue in cheek." LACUMO, no offense, but you are too tightly wound up - you need to lighten up. I think whoknowswhatevil was speaking "tongue in cheek."

I may be wound too tight, but things are way too outta hand to sit by idlely and try to determine if someone is posting tongue in cheek. We are being had by these pirahas and there comes a time when enough is enough.

I don't want anyone to get the impression that they have the levity to guess which way I stand on the issue. That fat motherfucker, pedophile phil english is my so called congresscritter and I take nothing he says to heart.

He is as evil as they come and any seniority he supposedly has means jackshit to me. This holds pretty much true to other congressional freaks as well. Nothing about a congresscritter's re-election should be construed to be humorous or tongue in cheek.

Or haven't you noticed how desperate the shape of our country has become?

LACUMO  posted on  2008-07-08   18:03:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: LACUMO (#4)

Pardon me for my obversation but you are a fucking duped idiot.

Evidently, sir; my sarcasm wasn't as evident as I thought, although I thought the quotation marks were clear evidence of that. Outside of the 'f*cking idiot observation'; I am in complete agreement with you. The 97% is a statistic...every two years, the voters return the same majority of jackasses to Congress. Sadly; this year won't be any different. (See you at Bristol.)

Remember...G-d saved more animals than people on the ark. www.siameserescue.org

who knows what evil  posted on  2008-07-08   19:19:13 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: LACUMO (#4)

Ninety seven percent of the voters according to your very own observation are fucking idiots too.

No argument there...

Remember...G-d saved more animals than people on the ark. www.siameserescue.org

who knows what evil  posted on  2008-07-08   19:23:03 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: LACUMO (#4)

I think 100% of voters are idiots !

Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break in pieces.

De La Boétie

noone222  posted on  2008-07-08   19:30:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: who knows what evil (#8)

Evidently, sir; my sarcasm wasn't as evident as I thought, although I thought the quotation marks were clear evidence of that.

I owe you an apology and I am sorry. The vision doesn't pick up quotqtion marks or other subttle items.

I guess you have read that I go to Bristol every year. This year probably was my last. I am going for laser eye surgery on the 24th on my left eye, the 12th such surgery. Have had 6 on my right eye and it will be next 2 days later, the sixth on the right eye.

The surgery will be the last because I will be losing my insurance at the end of July thanks to a layoff and pre-existing conditions and our hearty robust economy.

A simple /sarcasm would have been something I might have not overlooked. Once again I am truly sorry.

LACUMO  posted on  2008-07-08   19:34:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: Horse (#0)

This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job.

Build in the error of margin (+/-5%) and they might be at 4%

Jethro Tull  posted on  2008-07-08   19:42:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: LACUMO (#11)

Once again I am truly sorry.

No need to be; I wasn't as clear as I should have been. Besides, I would be a 'f*cking idiot' to vote for the jackass representing my district. Not going to happen.

Remember...G-d saved more animals than people on the ark. www.siameserescue.org

who knows what evil  posted on  2008-07-08   21:48:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: LACUMO (#4)

Lac, please get a grip and stop hammering your fellows here.

This is unwarranted, and totally uncalled for.

We are, mostly, on the same page as are you.

All the turds should be turned out, save one or two of them.

Trust me, we get it.

Lod  posted on  2008-07-08   22:03:16 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: lodwick (#14)

All the turds should be turned out, save one or two of them.

Ron Paul and ?????

“The best and first guarantor of our neutrality and our independent existence is the defensive will of the people…and the proverbial marksmanship of the Swiss shooter. Each soldier a good marksman! Each shot a hit!” Schweizerische Schutzenseitunt (Swiss Shooting Federation) April, 1941

X-15  posted on  2008-07-08   23:48:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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