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Gingersnap
09-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Poll Shows Approval Rating For Congress At Historically Low Levels

9/20/2010 11:14 AM ET
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(RTTNews) - With the midterm elections just a little more than a month away, the results of a USA Today/Gallup poll released on Monday showed that approval of Congress' job performance remains at significant low levels, another trouble sign for Democrats.

The poll showed that just 18 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, compared to 77 percent that disapprove. Congress' approval rating is down from 19 percent in August and has not been above 20 percent since May.

Gallup noted that the decline in the approval rating for Congress has closely paralleled the drop in President Barack Obama's approval rating, which has fallen to a low of 44 percent.

With the deterioration, Congress' approval rating is at its lowest level for a midterm election, below the 21 percent seen in 1994 and 2006, the last times there was a change in control of the House.

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PC Guy
09-22-2010, 02:24 PM
Thanks for the report. These numbers will make it much easier for many of us to kick out the socialists in November.

Wei Wu Wei
09-22-2010, 02:42 PM
Yet the same 2 parties are going to be elected in literally every race because our electorate is a bunch of semi-literate toddlers

NJCardFan
09-22-2010, 07:55 PM
Yet the same 2 parties are going to be elected in literally every race because our electorate is a bunch of semi-literate toddlers

OK, who kidnapped Wee Wee and replaced him with someone who makes sense?

warpig
09-22-2010, 07:56 PM
OK, who kidnapped Wee Wee and replaced him with someone who makes sense?

That did sound a little unlike him didn't it.

malloc
09-22-2010, 08:12 PM
Yet the same 2 parties are going to be elected in literally every race because our electorate is a bunch of semi-literate toddlers

This does make sense, but changes are afoot.

That brings us to one question; Is the Republican party the same Republican party it was under Bush? The Democrats, are of course, they same party they are presently.

You have an axe, you crack the head, then go to the store and buy a new head and attach it to the handle. A year later, you snap the handle then go to the store and buy an new handle and attach it to the head. Is it the same axe?

Since the "establishment" GOP lost a large majority of their backed candidates in the Primaries, putting the fear of God into the "establishment" in the process, I would say we have replaced the axe head. If the handle doesn't start to fit by next cycle, we'll replace the handle. Would that then be the same GOP?

Gingersnap
09-22-2010, 08:40 PM
This does make sense, but changes are afoot.

That brings us to one question; Is the Republican party the same Republican party it was under Bush? The Democrats, are of course, they same party they are presently.

You have an axe, you crack the head, then go to the store and buy a new head and attach it to the handle. A year later, you snap the handle then go to the store and buy an new handle and attach it to the head. Is it the same axe?

Since the "establishment" GOP lost a large majority of their backed candidates in the Primaries, putting the fear of God into the "establishment" in the process, I would say we have replaced the axe head. If the handle doesn't start to fit by next cycle, we'll replace the handle. Would that then be the same GOP?

This is essentially the point of the Tea Party. The reason the Tea Party works within the GOP is not because we loooove those RINOS, it's because there is currently no room within the Democratic party to effect change. For the Dems to suddenly be against government expansion and more funding of the welfare state would be impossible. There was just a little, tiny ray of hope that the Pubbies could be recalled to fiscal prudence. It was unlikely but theoretically possible.

So we're working on that axe. ;)