Congress has an approval rating of 17%. NBC poll: 17% approve of Congress - First Read - msnbc.com Asked if they would still vote to replace every single member of Congress if that resulted in Democrats still controlling Congress, nearly three-quarters (72%) said yes. And asked if they would still vote to replace every member if that resulted in Republicans controlling Congress, a virtually identical number (73%) said yes. Polling yes or no on health care - First Read - msnbc.com According to the poll, if their congressman votes with Republicans to defeat the bill, 34% say they would be less likely to re-elect that member, 31% say they would be more likely to vote for him/her, and 34% say it makes no difference. However, if their congressman votes with Democrats to pass the legislation, 36% say they would be less likely to re-elect that member, 28% say they would be more likely to vote for him/her, and 34% say it makes no difference. Translation: "There is no easy place right now in the health-care debate," says Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted the NBC/WSJ survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart. News Headlines The survey showed Congress with a paltry 17 percent approval rating from the public, with opinions decidedly mixed on lawmakers seeking to stop or advance President Obama's health care agenda. President's Schedule For Wednesday, March 17 | Capitol News Connection The same poll, by the way, says Congress' approval rating is near an all-time low. Just 17% of Americans approve of the way lawmakers are doing their job, while 77% disapprove. Looking ahead to November, 45% prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, 42% Republican ------------------------ So much for a Republican landslide. It just goes to show, you can't run as the "Party of No". On the other hand, Democrats have got to quit trying so hard to be "partisan". Republicans passed a 2 trillion dollar tax cut and a drug bill "gift" to the drug companies, both through reconciliation. Why can't Democrats?