Congress at 25% - Bush at 29%

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    Don't you just love White Flag Harry's poor poll numbers? :rofl:

    Of course now, Dems do not wat to talk about the polls


    Unpopular US Congress enduring tough times
    10 Jul 2007 13:03:52 GMT
    Source: Reuters

    By Steve Holland

    WASHINGTON, July 10 (Reuters) - These are tough times for the Democratic-led U.S. Congress, where partisan battles have led to little progress on big issues and have made lawmakers collectively less popular than President George W. Bush.

    Congress, typically never all that popular to begin with, starts the second half of 2007 with an anemic job approval rating of about 25 percent, down from 43 percent in January, with one Gallup poll ranking lawmakers at 14 percent.

    Experts attribute the woeful rankings to an inability to force a change in direction in Iraq, the priority Democrats campaigned on to gain power in both the House of Representatives and the Senate in last November's elections.

    But that is not all. There has been little to show on other priorities, including a change in Social Security and other entitlement programs that will run out of money in the years ahead, in addition to overhauling a health care system that has left millions uninsured and a broken immigration policy.

    "I think Americans were expecting a great deal from the new Congress, and Congress has always been held in low esteem, but Congress really hasn't delivered on what it promised, especially on Iraq," said Paul Light, a congressional expert who is a professor at New York University.

    Democrats in charge of Congress insist they have made progress on several issues, like increasing the minimum hourly wage and getting money for victims of the 2005 Katrina hurricane. They blame the Republican minority for a failure on others such as immigration, greater energy independence, and on negotiation of lower-priced drugs for Medicare.

    "I'm not really much for polls," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. "We're going to continue doing what we think is the right thing for the American public in spite of a White House and the Republicans who are stalling every step of the way."


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    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N09237000.htm
     
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    Some polls have the Dems even lower


    46% Say Congress Doing Poor Job, 16% Say Good or Excellent


    Tuesday, July 03, 2007
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    Just 16% of American voters now say that Congress is doing a Good (14%) or an Excellent (2%) job. That’s down from 19% in mid-June and from 26% at the end of May. Today, 35% say Congress is doing a Fair job while 46% say Poor (see history).

    The current ratings for Congress are just a single point above the ratings for the Republican controlled Congress heading into Election 2006.

    Among Democratic voters, 26% now say Congress is doing a good or an excellent job. That’s down from 35% a month ago. Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Democrats say their team is doing a fair job while 32% say poor. Only 13% of Republicans say Congress is doing a good or excellent job and just 9% of unaffiliated voters share that assessment.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/pub...gress_doing_poor_job_16_say_good_or_excellent
     
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    why do you ALWAYS misconstrue congressional poll numbers as "democratic" poll humbers and ALWAYS avoid talking about those polls that DO ask the voters to differentiate between the two parties in congress?

    same old same old.

    .....yawn.....
     
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    Translation - stop telling the truth about my Dems
     
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    Voters are obviously sick and tired of Republican obstructionism in Congress. They are equally fed up with the Republican mafia in the White House.

    Look for voters to sweep Congress clean of Republicans next year and install a solid Dem majority that can actually get things done.

    The presidency is a no brainer.
     
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    Is that why White Flag Harry is at 19% - lower then Bush and Cheney?
     
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    The voters are starting to understand they were duped by Pelosi and company?
     
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    Congressional approval ratings do not equate party ratings. The democrats are not responsible for every single congressional act. Republicans are the ones who shoot down bill after bill. So why put the blame on Harry Reid? There is also a minority leader too you know. Where is the blame there?

    For the last time, stop tying congressional approval ratings, to democratic job performance. This isnt the white house, its the congress. Two partys run the congress. One party has a very very slim majority.

    Its a cheap shot. Not only that, but it further divides both partys. Which apparently is your job nowadays.
     
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    How times have changed

    For five years they loved and respected the polls when it was about Pres Bush and Republicans

    Now when it is the Dems with low approval ratings...............
     
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    Care to show me where any poll you cite draws the conclusion that "Dems" have low approval ratings?

    You can't because you are simply reading into the polls what you desperately want to hear.
     

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