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    Approval of Congress at 9%

    I had no idea Congress had such a low approval rating, I mean, I know they don't generally get anything done, but still.

    As members of Congress and the president haggle over ways to reduce the federal budget deficit, ratings for the bicameral legislature have fallen to the lowest level since late 2008.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that nine percent (9%) now say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Fifty-six percent (56%) rate the Congressional performance as poor.

    Positive grades for the legislators are down from 13% last month and are the lowest measured since December 2008. The number of voters who give Congress a poor grade is up seven points from last month and is the highest negative review since Republicans took control of the House in January.

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    Re: Approval of Congress at 9%

    I'm assuming that congressional members, aides, and flunkies with their families equal 9% of the population.

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    Re: Approval of Congress at 9%

    Non-story. It's not as if they were ever favored highly.
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    Re: Approval of Congress at 9%

    What? With the huge republcian win!!!! How can this be?






    It really isn't a story. Congress never does well. It doesn't matter the party either. Yet, they do seem to keep the same guys most of the time no matter how low they poll. Go figure.

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    Re: Approval of Congress at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Non-story. It's not as if they were ever favored highly.

    A 9% approval rating of Congressional members is a non-story? Wow... you must live in a different world than I do.

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    Re: Approval of Congress at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Non-story. It's not as if they were ever favored highly.
    9% is pretty low even for Congress.

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    Re: Approval of Congress at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannosaur View Post
    I had no idea Congress had such a low approval rating, I mean, I know they don't generally get anything done, but still.
    The idea was Congress shouldn't get too much done. Only that which proved critical. Socialist programs and mega spending wasn't the idea.

    Congress should have been prevented by law from setting foot within DC 50-weeks a year unless it was a national emergency.

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    Re: Approval of Congress at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    9% is pretty low even for Congress.
    it just doesn't usually translate into anything. It's how people see their own congress criter that matters.

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    Re: Approval of Congress at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    it just doesn't usually translate into anything. It's how people see their own congress criter that matters.
    I agree. However, while it might not be that big of a story, 9% approval isn't a non-story either.

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    Re: Approval of Congress at 9%

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I agree. However, while it might not be that big of a story, 9% approval isn't a non-story either.
    I'm already spending more time on it than I think it warrants, but things that have no effect largely aren't big stories. It's just an OK thing. We have so much **** thrown at us today it's a wonder anyone has a rating above -10.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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