Tuesday, July 08, 2008

If You Thought the President Was Unpopular...

Consider these numbers on Congress.

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.
That's right, the only people less popular than the President are the clowns in the Democratic controlled Congress.

7 comments:

quizwedge said...

That's because the Democratic Congress was elected to do one thing: the opposite of all of the unpopular actions of President Bush. Instead, they've really done nothing much and so are disliked by both the Republicans and the Democrats.

Nomad said...

I can't help wondering if we're in for a wholesale housecleaning of incumbents in the Fall. If so, we might wind up with exactly what I suspect would be healthiest: a Republican (or evenly split) Congress and a Democratic president. That would maintain a healthy level of opposition, while giving incentive for compromise.

quizwedge said...

We do seem to like not having Congress and the president being from the same party. I wonder if there will be voter apathy though since both major presidential candidates are senators. Of course, you've got the maverick senator and the senator of change, so maybe we've said as a country that we're fed up with all of our federal leaders and are putting into play the two people most likely to shake things up.

BowHunter said...

I don't like the dem congress... but I like the rep congress before it even less.

CRCHAIR said...

I think what is sad is that both parties think we want more of the same. Neither one is running anyone with new ideas either for Congress or President.

Although, I will say that if McCain can really corral "earmarks" that would be a major difference from what either of the political parties are offering now.

quizwedge said...

From what I've heard, the amount saved is minimal, given the size of the budget, but I think that if it ushered in a change of attitude, that would be amazing.

Suricou Raven said...

I wouldn't call it a democratic congress - it's a near-even split. Just right to ensure each party can block the actions of the other.