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Approval of Congress at All-Time Low for Midterm Election Year, Says Gallup
csnews.com ^ | 9-21-10 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 09/21/2010 2:56:51 PM PDT by Justaham

Public approval of Congress now sits at 18 percent, lower than it has been in any prior midterm election year since Gallup started polling public approval of Congress in 1974, according to a USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted Sept. 13-16.

In March, approval of Congress actually sank to 16 percent, the second-lowest approval rating Congress has ever received in the Gallup poll. After that, it climbed to 23 percent in April and then started declining again, hitting 21 percent in May, 20 percent in June, 20 percent in July, and 19 percent in August.

“Congress’ current approval rating is now approaching Gallup's record low of 14%, measured in July 2008, and is already worse than the lowest congressional approval score in a midterm election year, 21% in 1994 and 2006,” Gallup said in its poll analysis published Monday.

“This year's low approval ratings for Congress are a potentially ominous sign for President Obama and the Democratic majority in Congress,” the polling company said in a June analysis of its congressional approval survey. “Gallup has found greater party seat change in Congress in midterm elections when Congress has had low approval ratings.”

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1 posted on 09/21/2010 2:56:56 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

I just can’t think how stupid you have to be to be part of that 18%.


2 posted on 09/21/2010 2:59:07 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Justaham
Public approval of Congress now sits at 18 percent,

Curious what it is in Private!
3 posted on 09/21/2010 2:59:45 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Gabrial

I’m kinda wondering who stands in this 18 percent group. They have to be alcoholics, illegal aliens who don’t even speak the language, everyone from San Fransisco, mental patients, and chit-chat crowd from MSNBC.


4 posted on 09/21/2010 3:02:02 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Gabrial
I just can’t think how stupid you have to be to be part of that 18%

Despite that they still somehow manage to keep winning.

5 posted on 09/21/2010 3:03:17 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Gabrial

Blacks, queers, islamists and illegals.

LLS


6 posted on 09/21/2010 3:03:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Justaham

Heh. Gallup usually seems to favor the status quo. Must be really cold outside.


7 posted on 09/21/2010 3:04:14 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP nomenklatura - trust, but verify.)
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To: pepsionice

Union members, government employees, career welfare collectors.


8 posted on 09/21/2010 3:05:20 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP nomenklatura - trust, but verify.)
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To: Gabrial

>> I just can’t think how stupid you have to be to be part of that 18%.

Follow the money. You’ll find that one way or another Congress puts dough in their pockets.


9 posted on 09/21/2010 3:07:03 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: pepsionice

They are people that do not pay close attention to politics and just get all their info from MSM sound bites and headlines.


10 posted on 09/21/2010 3:07:12 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Justaham

Now that’s a real shocker! Just don’t understand these Americans... Damn, they haven’t been reading the Constitution have they?

Almost all of our elected Congressmen and Senators are either idiots or are just out for themselves, power and money. I vote idiots - after all even idiots go for power and money...


11 posted on 09/21/2010 3:07:27 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Justaham

The dregs of humanity.

People like Michael Moore, Dawkins, Bill Maher, Janeane Garofalo, Matt Damon, Sean Penn....and other losers that think they know everything.....


12 posted on 09/21/2010 3:10:10 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: pepsionice
I’m kinda wondering who stands in this 18 percent group.

The entire DC area, Chicago, and California.

13 posted on 09/21/2010 3:11:41 PM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Gabrial
"I just can’t think how stupid you have to be to be part of that 18%."

The Congress and their staff have relatives ya know.

14 posted on 09/21/2010 3:11:52 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Justaham



15 posted on 09/21/2010 3:20:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Justaham
Public approval of Congress now sits at 18 percent

These are people who once belonged to Heaven's Gate!

16 posted on 09/21/2010 3:44:43 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: Justaham

That’s what happens when you try to spend a free people into slavery.


17 posted on 09/21/2010 4:04:07 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: Cementjungle
Despite that they still somehow manage to keep winning.

We need to stay vigilant and wary of voter fraud and election rigging because it's their only hope.

If they steal these elections then we have only one other option.

18 posted on 09/21/2010 4:09:32 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: Justaham
This lowest-approval-rating-of-all-time Congress has a name.

It's the Pelosi-Reid Congress.

May its accursed name live forever in infamy.

19 posted on 09/21/2010 4:13:46 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Bullish
If they steal these elections then we have only one other option

I'm certain they will.

20 posted on 09/21/2010 4:28:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thank Justaham. Zero’s numbers should be lower, but the partisan morons who always pull the straight-ticket lever (so to speak) are a hard core bunch of a-holes who will never abandon him — and every last one of them is a racist.


21 posted on 09/21/2010 5:44:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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