Posted on July 9th, 2008 in General, National Politics, Random and Miscellaneous | Written by Ben | 1 Comment »
Public confidence in the U.S. Congress has never registered lower than it does today under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid:
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.
The level of cynicism is stunning across the board (only 13% support from Democrats, 8% from Republicans, 3% from unaffiliated voters). Based on what Townhall columnist Jon Sanders pointed out last year when Congress’ approval rating was 14 percent, as many Americans believe that astrology is “very scientific” as believe that Congress is doing a good job. Twice as many (19%) believe that Elvis may still be alive. Which of the three groups clings to a wackier belief?
For a more serious analysis of the Rasmussen poll and what it indicates about voter sentiments and realities vs. perceptions, check out Rossputin’s take.
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