Congressional D's vs. R's

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    Many of the republicans on here seem incapable of discussing those public opinion polls that come out from time to time and ask the people to grade the performance of DEMOCRATS IN congress versus REPUBLICANS IN congress.

    Those polls are substantially different than the ones asking the public to give their approval rating for congress in general, Congress is made up of just about evenly sized caucuses of democrats and republicans, and the approval rating for congress covers the public's opinion of the entire group.

    Democrats hold slim majorities in both chambers, but their lack of a veto-proof majority and the presence of a republican president limits their abilities to pass any solidly democratic initiatives (troop funding and stem cell research come to mind). The people ARE disenchanted with this gridlock. They are disappointed in the leadership of both parties in congress, no doubt. But the facts are clear: since well before the 2006 elections, whenever asked to differentiate between the performance of democrats in congress versus republicans in congress, the people's opinions are clear and unambiguous and fairly constant.

    I wish that someone from the right would actually discuss THESE numbers instead of running away from them and posting congressional approval ratings as if they were synonymous. Come on, you righties..... give it a try: Explain this trend...explain why your party's congressional delegation continues to get lower marks than the democratic congressional delegation.

    public approval ratings:
    congressional democrats versus congressional republicans:

    FOX 9/06
    D 39
    R 34

    CNN 10/06
    D 42
    R 36

    CBS 2/07
    D 54
    R 41

    Gallup 2/07
    D 41
    R 33

    Harris 4/07
    D 35
    R 22

    ABC/WP 6/07
    D 44
    R 36


    http://www.pollingreport.com/cong_dem.htm

    http://www.pollingreport.com/cong_rep.htm
     
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    seriously.... if you want to post the latest polls about congressional approval ratings, go here:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/showthread.php?t=49030

    please try to stay on topic on this thread and confine your comments here to the polls that ask the public to differentiate between the two parties.
     
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    Translation - do not mix facts into this spin job
     
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    do you have any comments about the polls listed above, or will you try to ruin yet another of my threads?
     
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    Yes I have a comment

    New Gallup data show confidence in Congress at all time low


    Just 14% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress.

    This 14% Congressional confidence rating is the all-time low for this measure, which Gallup initiated in 1973. The previous low point for Congress was 18% at several points in the period of time 1991 to 1994.

    Congress is now nestled at the bottom of the list of Gallup's annual Confidence in Institutions rankings, along with HMOs. Just 15% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in HMOs. By way of contrast, 69% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in the military, which tops the list.
     
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    thank you for completely ignoring my request.
     
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    I will always go out of my way to point out the facts to you MM
     
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    the fact is: the appropriate thread for that information is the one listed above. I politely asked republicans to specifically comment on the differentiation polls that I listed. If you can't talk about the subject of the thread, why must you change the subject? Why can't you stay on topic or stay away?
     
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    You will always ignore, dismiss, duck, dodge, and hide from anything that goes against your beloved party

    They are fucking up big time and the polls show it

    Your lame attempt to spin it is funny as hell to watch
     

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