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Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen
    #8608819 - 07/08/08 06:10 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

From http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/08/congress-hits-single-digits-rasmussen/

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When Democrats won majorities in both chambers of Congress, they pointed to the falling approval ratings of the legislature as a mandate for change.  They have certainly provided it — albeit in the wrong direction.  Rasmussen’s latest polling shows the approval ratings for Congress have reached a new low, and a new achievement … single digits:

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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. …

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.




When Democrats first took control of Congress, its approval rating sat at 15%, which explained quite a bit about the electoral victory Democrats achieved.  They managed to push it up to 26% after four monthsin charge, but it has gone downhill ever since May 2007.  People used to joke about it hitting single digits, but the day has finally arrived under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

Oddly, at the same time Democrats have maintained their lead on Rasmussen’s generic congressional ballot.  Last week’s poll shows a 12-point gap, slightly narrower than the 14-point gap in mid-June, but wider than the six-point gap in April.  The GOP has obviously not done a good job in explaining the lack of progress on issues and tying it to Democratic leadership, which seems like an opportunity missed — at least this far.

With energy on everyone’s mind, the Republicans have a chance to change that.  Democrats have decided to “wait for the wind” rather than do anything to ease the supply crisis that has driven prices at the pump out of sight.  If Republicans can take charge and implement a rational energy policy that includes robust domestic production — a position that has gained popularity with voters — they can both increase their standing and expose Reid and Pelosi as the true obstructionists.

Outside of the partisan considerations, having the people’s branch of government in such disrepute seems somewhat dangerous.  Congress needs to take action to restore confidence in the most representative branch of the federal government, which should include an end to corruption mechanisms such as pork.  We cannot afford to wait for the number to sink to zero before repairing its credibility.

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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: Phred]
    #8608954 - 07/08/08 06:41 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Phred said:

When Democrats won majorities in both chambers of Congress, they pointed to the falling approval ratings of the legislature as a mandate for change. 







Obama promises even MORE CHANGE...


:suicidebomber:



"Change That Works For Him"


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: lonestar2004]
    #8609030 - 07/08/08 07:02 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Hey, at least when presented with new evidence his (informed) opinion changes.


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: dill705]
    #8609042 - 07/08/08 07:07 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Hey, at least when presented with new evidence his (informed) opinion changes.





I'll give you that.


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: dill705]
    #8609067 - 07/08/08 07:13 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Hey, at least when presented with new evidence his (informed) opinion changes.





So did Bill's.



You forgot to note that "evidence" is code for "polls"


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: Mushmonkey]
    #8609102 - 07/08/08 07:21 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I know you didn't come out and say it, but do you care to back up that Obama has loosened his position on withdrawl due to polling data?


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: dill705]
    #8611682 - 07/09/08 07:00 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

> Voters not affiliated with either party are the most critical of Congressional performance. Just 3% of those voters give Congress positive ratings,

Woohoo!  At least 97% of us (from the small fraction that doesn't like either party) aren't idiots.

> Hey, at least when presented with new evidence his (informed) opinion changes.

As opposed to flip-flopped?  Gotta love the spin; his opinion changed, he didn't flip flop on the issue...  he also supported the patriot act, voting in favor of it again the second time around, after promising to repeal it.  Gotta love those changes in opinion, er, flip flops.


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: Seuss]
    #8612094 - 07/09/08 10:28 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)





:grin:


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: Phred]
    #8612118 - 07/09/08 10:36 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Harry Reid blames George Bush. (Bush's fault.)


"Any time you have a president that is down so, so far in poll numbers, it drags down a city councilmember. It drags down any elected official."


:rolleyes:


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: lonestar2004]
    #8614321 - 07/09/08 08:59 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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lonestar2004 said:
Harry Reid blames George Bush. (Bush's fault.)


"Any time you have a president that is down so, so far in poll numbers, it drags down a city councilmember. It drags down any elected official."


:rolleyes:




hahahahaha. that man makes me vomit.


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: Syle]
    #8618740 - 07/10/08 08:25 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

If Harry Reid keeps that shit up they will measure their approval ratings in imaginary numbers.


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: zappaisgod]
    #8618869 - 07/10/08 08:59 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

:lol:

You finally found your funny side, eh Zap?


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I like free markets and all. Truly I do, at least in general, but there needs to be some kind of oversight in recognition of sustainability. Life works the same way, on a bunch of sustainable systems. Why not honor what made us what we are and take some lessons? Nature FTW!

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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: dill705]
    #8618930 - 07/10/08 09:14 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

You silly.


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: zappaisgod]
    #8618966 - 07/10/08 09:20 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

All this rating is, is a representation of America's attitude toward partisan bickering while our quality of life gets obliterated.


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My advice is to find those things that give pleasure and do them often without too much attachment and relax and wait for the show to end.

-Icelander-

I like free markets and all. Truly I do, at least in general, but there needs to be some kind of oversight in recognition of sustainability. Life works the same way, on a bunch of sustainable systems. Why not honor what made us what we are and take some lessons? Nature FTW!

~dill705~


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: dill705]
    #8618988 - 07/10/08 09:24 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

If gas keeps going up congress is going to start seeing some pitchforks and torches....


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America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.

Americans deserve better

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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: lonestar2004]
    #8619022 - 07/10/08 09:32 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Or we could all change the way we live :shrug:


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My advice is to find those things that give pleasure and do them often without too much attachment and relax and wait for the show to end.

-Icelander-

I like free markets and all. Truly I do, at least in general, but there needs to be some kind of oversight in recognition of sustainability. Life works the same way, on a bunch of sustainable systems. Why not honor what made us what we are and take some lessons? Nature FTW!

~dill705~


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: dill705]
    #8619048 - 07/10/08 09:37 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

dill705 said:
Or we could all change the way we live :shrug:




:rofl2:


You silly.


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: lonestar2004]
    #8619108 - 07/10/08 09:51 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Shit, it's common sense that tells e that the world can't support consumption at this rate.

Somethings gotta give...


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-Icelander-

I like free markets and all. Truly I do, at least in general, but there needs to be some kind of oversight in recognition of sustainability. Life works the same way, on a bunch of sustainable systems. Why not honor what made us what we are and take some lessons? Nature FTW!

~dill705~


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: dill705]
    #8619178 - 07/10/08 10:04 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Not me, I just consumed a 52" Sony LCD flat screen.

(I'm at the movies in my own living room!):grin:


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Re: Congress hits single digits: Rasmussen [Re: lonestar2004]
    #8619314 - 07/10/08 10:42 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

How can you change the way you live?  The world is too full of things!

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