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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: 2956
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.

Zoroaster  posted on  2008-07-08   13:40:15 ET  Reply   Untrace   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. ;-)

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


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