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Americans Widely Disappointed With Democrats in Congress
Gallup Politics & Government ^ | November 14, 2007 | Lydia Saad

Posted on 11/15/2007 10:13:36 AM PST by Alas Babylon!

Page:123PRINCETON, NJ -- Amidst a swirl of public dissatisfaction about the Iraq war, the economy, government corruption, and with President Bush more generally, Americans went to the polls in November 2006 and voted enough Republicans out of office to give the Democrats majority control of Congress. A year later, Americans are as negative about the job Congress is doing as they were leading up to the 2006 midterm elections. And according to recent Gallup polling, Americans are distinctly negative about the Democrats’ handling of several front-burner policy issues.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; 2008elections; democratparty; donothingcongress; polls
Congressional Dems continue to take the plunge. Notice, "Americans are as negative about the job Congress is doing as they were leading up to the 2006 midterm elections."

Last year, that was enough, the press told us, to end the Republican dominance of Washington. So, will they similarly herald the end of the deomcrat's dominance of Congress?

Yeah, right! LOL!!!

1 posted on 11/15/2007 10:13:39 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

Rove, you (probably unintentionally) magnificent b*stard!


2 posted on 11/15/2007 10:15:12 AM PST by agere_contra (Do not confuse the wealth of nations with the wealth of government - FDT)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Last year, that was enough, the press told us, to end the Republican dominance of Washington. So, will they similarly herald the end of the deomcrat's dominance of Congress?

I would prefer that the 2008 elections end the dominance of the corrupt, entrenched establishment (both Republican and Democrat).

3 posted on 11/15/2007 10:16:13 AM PST by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * U.Va. Engineering * Go Hoos! * Fred Thompson 2008)
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To: rabscuttle385

It always seems to be “meet the new boss, same as the old boss”.

Better to dissolve the entire Congress and start with 535 new faces.


4 posted on 11/15/2007 10:17:51 AM PST by tips up
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To: Alas Babylon!

But we won’t hear endless news stories about how dissatisfied Americans are with Congress like we did when the GOP controlled it.


5 posted on 11/15/2007 10:19:05 AM PST by Hillary4Penetentiary ("I hope Hillary is elected" Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades)
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To: tips up
"Better to dissolve the entire Congress and start with 535 new faces."

No way! My boy Congressman John Culberson does me proud! Houston, TX District 7 - GWB's daddy's old district.

6 posted on 11/15/2007 10:21:36 AM PST by avacado
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To: Alas Babylon!

No kidding. This is news?


7 posted on 11/15/2007 10:21:49 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
A whole lot of talk, frivolous investigations, stupid legislations and the Dems assume they are going to stay in power? I don't think so...


8 posted on 11/15/2007 10:22:54 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: tips up

You said a mouthful.


9 posted on 11/15/2007 10:23:43 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Bush’s fault!


10 posted on 11/15/2007 10:23:43 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Republicans got the wrong message, and are continuing to try and find ways to act MORE like Democrats, instead of less.

Democrats, heartened by the same perceived shift, moved even FURTHER left and are generally making a complete mess of things.

Between the two, even non-political folks like my retired in-laws are talking about the Country needing another Revolution.

11 posted on 11/15/2007 10:28:00 AM PST by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Alas Babylon!

“Ahhm votin’ fer CHANGE!”

Yep. Looks like it worked!


12 posted on 11/15/2007 10:31:36 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ('Post Tenebras Lux '- It's not a breakfast cereal!)
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To: tips up
Better to dissolve the entire Congress and start with 535 new faces.

Finally, a voice of reason!!



(No, I'm NOT being sarcastic!)

13 posted on 11/15/2007 10:32:09 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Nothing wrong with a “Do nothing Congress”. When you look back at the spending of the GOP congress, do nothing is not so bad. IMHO


14 posted on 11/15/2007 10:33:40 AM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: Alas Babylon!

This poll is meaningless to me. If it doesn’t ask WHY the person is disappointed or angry, it can be read any way the interpreter wants to read it.

For instance, how about asking each person WHY he is angry with the Democrats about Iraq. Is it because of their not getting us out? Or is the anger because they are insanely trying, day after day, to get us out, even when we are winning?

Which is it?


15 posted on 11/15/2007 10:33:51 AM PST by rightazrain ("Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. " -- Ernest Hemingway)
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To: DustyMoment

Wishful thinking though. I think it takes a constitutional convention to have this happen. Not impossible, but almost so...


16 posted on 11/15/2007 10:37:34 AM PST by tips up
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To: tips up

Don’t stop there .. the Fed Gov needs a hard re-boot and OS 9Constitution) re-installation. Delete and scrub ALL programs that were put in the system since the installation of the original OS (the Constitution and Bill of Rights). Install a robust anti-virus and firewall that strictly keeps trojans (nanny laws) spam (illegals) and viruses (out of control bureaucracy ) out of the system


17 posted on 11/15/2007 10:39:32 AM PST by clamper1797 (Democrat-one who panders to the crude, imbecilic, and mindless whims of the masses)
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To: clamper1797

OS 9Constitution) = (Constitution)


18 posted on 11/15/2007 10:40:23 AM PST by clamper1797 (Democrat-one who panders to the crude, imbecilic, and mindless whims of the masses)
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To: rightazrain

Frankly, I think they know the answer, but are afraid someone might see it.

They want you to ASSUME (re: ASS/U/ME) it’s because we’re still there. The real answer is the dems won’t stop with the moonbat crap.


19 posted on 11/15/2007 10:40:26 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

Immigration. Screwing around with American soldiers in Iraq. Behaving in general like the bunch of left-wing radicals they are.

All reasons for their unpopularity with the American public.


20 posted on 11/15/2007 10:42:43 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
So of Course Democrat Congress response to these poll numbers by doing the only thing they have been doing since January and continue to fight with Bush over Iraq.
21 posted on 11/15/2007 10:46:15 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("Hillary is polarizing, deceitful, and liberal. And those are are her good points!" Beaversmom)
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To: tips up
I think it takes a constitutional convention to have this happen.

Or a revolt by the goverened who are fed up with political elites who pontificate on their personal agendas . . . . . . . all the while Rome is burning!!

22 posted on 11/15/2007 10:48:39 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

“A year later, Americans are as negative about the job Congress is doing as they were leading up to the 2006 midterm elections.”

They put this in the intro without any review of what the numbers actually were in Oct 2006 ?? It seems to me like Congress’ approval ratings are significantly worse than they were a year ago, not roughly the same as implied.


23 posted on 11/15/2007 10:49:17 AM PST by Kellis91789 (Liberals aren't atheists. They worship government -- including human sacrifices.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I actually heard some talking head over the weekend attempt to make just that point....that Congress' numbers are in the toilet because of Bush somehow.

The talking head was suggesting that if Bush would only sign the war-ending ammended bills and then resign from office (with Cheney going too), Congress would be freed up from the responsibilities of tacking the anti-war stuff onto bill after bill (I think we're over 40 now?) and having to investigate Bush's shoes and socks.

24 posted on 11/15/2007 10:50:24 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Donít trust anyone who canít take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: tips up
No, it could happen if every congresscritter got voted out at once. In theory, it’s possible, but can you see Maxine Waters getting voted out by her constituents?
25 posted on 11/15/2007 10:52:14 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Don’t trust anyone who can’t take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: Man50D

No surprise, look at their leadership and remember the quote, “You can’t fix tupid”.


26 posted on 11/15/2007 11:07:44 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Alas Babylon!
LOL! The Democrats have succeeded in doing in several months what it took the GOP 12 years to do. Congratulations!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

27 posted on 11/15/2007 11:07:51 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Man50D

No surprise, look at their leadership and remember the quote, “You can’t fix stupid”.


28 posted on 11/15/2007 11:08:00 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: tips up

“Better to dissolve the entire Congress and start with 535 new faces.”

Amen brother. Definitely NOT Career Politicians


29 posted on 11/15/2007 11:31:09 AM PST by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built)
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To: avacado

cant get rid of president HUNTER until the swearing in.


30 posted on 11/15/2007 11:42:53 AM PST by flat
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To: Alas Babylon!

If only Congress was more LIBERAL, then their numbers would go up.

That’s the media thinks, that what Congress thinks.


31 posted on 11/15/2007 11:55:00 AM PST by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: flat

Would love to see Hunter being the one sweared in!


32 posted on 11/15/2007 11:58:35 AM PST by avacado
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To: tips up

“Better to dissolve the entire Congress and start with 535 new faces.”

That would be lover-ly. But, with TERM LIMITS!


33 posted on 11/15/2007 11:59:51 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: avacado

Yeah I wonder what these people that want “fresh, new faces” would feel if their favorite congressperson was tossed out with the rest? They better be careful of what they wish for, huh? ;)


34 posted on 11/15/2007 12:22:34 PM PST by dsutah
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To: Alas Babylon!

Americans Widely Disappointed With Democrats in Congress

NO SH|T!

35 posted on 11/15/2007 7:00:42 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Anyone else notice that there have been no new poll results on the over all job approval of the ratHouse? I don’t believe there have been no polls. I believe zombie and pew are sitting on a bad one.


36 posted on 11/16/2007 4:57:23 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Unfortunately, I think the Dems will keep the Senate. To many GOP Senators retiring.

WatchingHillary.com


37 posted on 11/16/2007 5:17:09 AM PST by GaryLee1990 (www.WatchingHillary.com)
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