#1 Nearly Half of Americans Have ‘Very Unfavorable’ View of Congress08-11-2010, 10:49 AMNearly Half of Americans Have ‘Very Unfavorable’ View of Congress Ahead of November Elections
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
By Adam Cassandra
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 10, 2010, after they met with President Barack Obama regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)(CNSNews.com) – With less than three months until the November midterm election, 72 percent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Congress, with 45 percent having a “very unfavorable” view, according to a recent Rasmussen poll.
The national telephone survey of 1,000 adults found that just 23 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of members of Congress, with 72 percent of respondents having an unfavorable view of legislators, according to the poll findings released last week.
Only five percent had a “very favorable” impression of Congress, and almost half, 45 percent, had a “very unfavorable” view, the highest in the very unfavorable category.
Rasmussen Reports periodically conducts the survey asking Americans for their impressions of nine major professions: small businesses owners, people who start their own businesses, pastors and religious leaders, bankers, stockbrokers and financial analysts, lawyers, journalists, CEOs, and members of Congress.
Rasmussen conducted the survey between July 31 and Aug. 1, 2010. Last September, members of Congress surpassed CEOs as the most unfavorable profession.
In similar surveys conducted in February and June of 2009, corporate CEOs were viewed least favorably by Americans, with members of Congress coming in next to last. Those surveys followed the Wall Street financial crisis and government bailouts for businesses deemed “too big to fail.”
“Since the health care debate began to heat up, members of Congress have fallen behind CEOs,” according to Rasmussen Reports.
CEOs now have a 59 percent unfavorable rating, with only 34 percent of Americans viewing CEOs favorably.
Journalists were the third most unfavorable profession, according to the survey, with 56 percent of Americans viewing reporters unfavorably. The survey found that most Republicans and independents have an unfavorable impression of journalists, while Democrats were evenly divided.
Small business owners and entrepreneurs topped the list as the most favorable professions at 89 percent each, including 61 percent who had a very favorable view of entrepreneurs.
08-11-2010, 11:08 AM
There are some polls that show even worse....around 70 percent.
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08-15-2010, 08:36 AM
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FAIL , AGAIN.
It only polled 1000 Americans.
There are over 300 million Americans.
I accept this kind of polling , but nobody else does , the only poll excepted is the one that polls everybody in the nation.
You will see Policon posting her childish pics below , check her past posts and you will see that they need to poll everybody in the nation.
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08-15-2010, 08:43 AM
Why is it a fail, Shat-her-knickers?
It's a poll. They surveyed 1000 people. They could survey 10,000 or 100,000, and the percentages would probably not differ a great deal.20010911
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08-15-2010, 02:47 PM
It's not polls themselves they have issue with it is the poster who doesn't comprehend what he is posting - or someone who has repeatedly demonstrated an absolute unwillingness to even try for a coherent response.
Another person could have probably posted the same thing as you, and gotten an entirely different reaction - some might be skeptical of the polling methods, but I don't think most people here dismiss their validity if they are done properly.I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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