Friday, November 25, 2011

American's Loathe Congress

 Chris Cillizza's The Fix Blog posted the following post along with the chart above:
It’s no secret that people don’t like — ok, loathe — Congress.
The latest Gallup monthly survey pegged Congressional approval at just 13 percent, the second straight month it has hit that all-time low.
“The 2011 average is on track to be the lowest annual rating of Congress in Gallup’s history,” wrote Gallup’s Frank Newport in a memo on the results.

Just in case you missed it, take a look at the chart that quantifies the American public's opinion of Congress.  It's a sad state of affairs when the popularity of Congress fails below the idea of the U. S. going Communist and ties with the popularity of Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan president.  I wonder why Congress doesn't do something different.  Doesn't the poll indicate a lack of confidence in their ability to govern? I guess they think they'll be re-elected anyway, but time will tell.

Source: The Fix Blog; Washington Post; Ezra Klein's Wonkbook

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