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  1. #1 Congress Ranks Last in Confidence in Institutions 
    July 22, 2010
    Congress Ranks Last in Confidence in Institutions

    Fifty percent "little"/"no" confidence in Congress reading is record high
    by Lydia Saad

    PRINCETON, NJ -- Gallup's 2010 Confidence in Institutions poll finds Congress ranking dead last out of the 16 institutions rated this year. Eleven percent of Americans say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress, down from 17% in 2009 and a percentage point lower than the previous low for Congress, recorded in 2008.



    The Gallup poll was conducted July 8-11, shortly before Congress passed a major financial regulatory reform bill, which President Obama signed into law this week.

    Underscoring Congress' image problem, half of Americans now say they have "very little" or no confidence in Congress, up from 38% in 2009 -- and the highest for any institution since Gallup first asked this question in 1973. Previous near-50% readings include 48% found for the presidency in 2008, and 49% for the criminal justice system in 1994.

    This year's poll also finds a 15-point drop in high confidence in the presidency, to 36% from 51% in June 2009. Over the same period, President Barack Obama's approval rating fell by 11 points, from 58% to 47%. However, confidence in the presidency remains higher than in 2008 -- the last year of George W. Bush's term -- when the figure was 26%.
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    The republicans historic low numbers in congress are pulling it all down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanicus View Post
    The republicans historic low numbers in congress are pulling it all down.
    Democrats are going to lose 100 House seats in Nov. It is going to be a massacre of donkeys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    Democrats are going to lose 100 House seats in Nov. It is going to be a massacre of donkeys.
    I wish some non-RINO's would run against Olympia Snow. It doesn't matter that she's technically a Republican.

    Perhaps with the low opinion of the Congress, term limits should be pushed more aggressively. Most of them, regardless of party, should be sent home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupidicus View Post
    The republicans historic low numbers in congress are pulling it all down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanicus View Post
    The republicans historic low numbers in congress are pulling it all down.
    LOL. I am now convinced that you are someone's sock puppet because no one can be this deliberately stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanicus View Post
    The republicans historic low numbers in congress are pulling it all down.
    yes...the Republican's are to blame when they haven't controlled the House or Senate in 4 years....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satanicus View Post
    The republicans historic low numbers in congress are pulling it all down.

    Is it safe to say that the people who now support Congress are an Extremist minority. :p
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    The republicans historic low numbers in congress are pulling it all down.
    I'm not a Republican, numbnuts. Constitutional conservative, yes. Republican, no.
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    I wonder if the jackasses have started cleaning out their offices yet?
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