Americans Still Don’t Like The Congress
I know…what a shocker.
Still, with approval ratings that are now lower than the President’s, one has to wonder exactly what the Congress can do to garner favor in this current political climate.
PRINCETON, NJ — The modest uptick in approval of the job being done by Congress has dissipated for the most part after only two months. Congress job approval had risen over the last two months after the Democrats took over control of Congress in early January — fueled in large part by a jump in approval among rank and file Democrats. This month, however, Congress job approval is back down to levels quite similar to where it was in 2006. Democrats have lost a good deal of the positivity exhibited in the first two months of the year after their party took over.
According to Gallup’s monthly update on job approval of Congress — in a March 11-14, 2007, national poll — 28% of Americans approve of the job being done by Congress and 64% disapprove. This marks a substantial change from January and February, with approval down nine points and disapproval up nine points.
Want to know the reason? It’s pretty obvious. The war.
See, Republicans opinions haven’t really dropped, but Dems favorable opinions have dropped 44% to 33% and Independents have dropped from 33% to 24%. Sure, rising gas prices probably play a part, but there’s really only one major issue that’s on their mind: getting out of Iraq. They want the newfound majority they voted for in November to have some meaning, but it’s just not doing the trick.
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