Skip to comments.Poll: US Congressional Approval at 5 Percent [62% Blame Republicans For Shutdown?]
Posted on 10/09/2013 2:59:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
A new poll indicates more Americans blame Republicans for the partial government shutdown than blame Democrats,while the approval rating for lawmakers is appallingly low.
A poll released Wednesday by the Associated Press and GfK shows some 62 percent of more than 1,000 people surveyed said Republicans are to blame for the government shutdown that began last Tuesday, while about half of the respondents said the Democrats or U.S. President Barack Obama bore the greater share of responsibility.
Approval for members of Congress was all the way down to 5 percent.
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I find it disgusting that Voice of America is carrying this as news....
Smells like hype to me. But if it is true and accurate about the state of the American mind, we are in even deeper crap than I previously thought.
...who is Gfk?
Associated Press = bootlickers
Do you actually believe this “Poll”?
Voice of America (VOA) is the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government. It is one of five civilian U.S. international broadcasters working under the umbrella of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).So it's safe to assume that both parties are blamed equally or, more likely, the Democrats are receiving more of the blame.
This is good news. In the '95 shutdown, Republicans received 22% more of the blame.
when dem controls both houses of congress, media never hype the fact that their poll numbers are really low as well
I believe it. People are not interested in truth or fact. When I tell someone the House has funded this or that, people just roll their eyes at me. They do not care, this is the survivor generation and I mean plugged into Hollywood and not true survivor independence. I hear more about Hollywood than anything, with no idea what they are talking about.
They are not interested to hear this is the 18th shutdown. They are conditioned, perhaps by some epigenetic fluke of constant interment in government schools. The same schools that have denied them knowledge of how to succeed.
Still, I see this as good news. A 10% gap isn't bad at this point. And I would still add in a 5% bias.
What's most important is the trend. Time is on our side, as people learn more about Obamacare.
Democrats controlling the narrative.
Americans believe them, just as they believe in large measure that the Jews did 9.11.
This is the way the war plays out because we’re unwilling to do what must be done and fight the fights that must be fought.
People seem to absorb uncritically what's in the atmosphere, i.e. the media smog.
People seem to have a habitual trust in government institutions and the media which, as you say, is likely the result of childhood institutionalization.
“Do you actually believe this Poll?”
The poll could be accurate within itself. But, in order to know whether it is representative of the general population is another question. My guess is that the sample is skewed so to achieve the desired result. An input; I am 68 years old and I have yet to be polled for one of these surveys. Go figure, lol!
How is it that VOA is still operating?
BTW, why do they always call it "blame" when it comes to the Republicans?
110% coverage by the in the tank media. So many stupid people that can’t think for themselves. THAT is the real problem.
don’t believe any crap poll that is published...if the numbers were going against democrats the poll would be scrapped..V of A is leftward slant..
Also note the wording of the story. It throws out the 62% as a number, which draws the eye, while saying that “more than half” blame Obama/Dems. Which essentially buries that part - people will focus on and remember the 62% while the “half” blends in with the other words.
It’s a subtle, but very effective manipulation tactic.
Dumbest voters ever
I believe that the press actually thinks they are doing the right thing by being so liberal. They don’t know that they are siding with evil.
About five years ago I was interviewed in a parking lot by a reporter for National Public Radio. It was one of those man on the street type interviews. I started questioning the reporter about her knowledge of our Constitution. By the time she walked away she was stuttering and stammering, like someone we know without a teleprompter.
VOA is now Pravda.
Obama and the information ministry have one consistent theme - “hate white Republicans”.
I’m surprised it’s ONLY 62%.
And they probably polled only those that don’t even know how to spell constitution.
So let’s just do without a federal government if so many citizens are disgusted by it. We could go back to being a confederation of states. There are no united citizenry, no shared goals, no common set of moral principles, and no need to have this expensive, oppressive behemoth draining us of our God-given resources.
Is this what the Leftist press wants to accomplish with these cherry-picked polls of 1000 people out of a nation of 320 million?
Obama gets his lies out during the day. The sound bite gets replayed on the local news. It’s the last thing people see before they go to bed.
Thought of the day. If the polls all claim to show the public blaming Republicans then why did Obama drop the mess into Harry Reids lap?
I don’t doubt it.
Americans are not a thinking lot anymore.. they just reflexively nod in agreement to “media” accusations, no matter how outlandish, that all evil emanates from Republicans. With government school systems quashing anything related to critical thought, those skills are sadly lacking.
Doesn’t matter.. keep fighting.
ASS PRESS POLL... you have got to be kidding me!
VOA are communists.
“They” will never survive what is coming and for the reassons that you site. You need to leave the places where these people infest. It will be ground zero.
I don’t give a Fugg if the AP poll says 100% blame the Republicans.
The fact is that right now the Republicans are the only ones making sense.
The budget has to be cut, and Obamacare defeated or we all go down on this sinking ship.
“(AP) - The Associated Press-GfK poll on the partial government shutdown and politics was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 3-7. It is based on online interviews of 1,227 adults who are members of GfK’s nationally representative KnowledgePanel.”
ONLINE... Adults... and then adults from their hand picked survey pool. This is feces of the lowest order!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They are happy to mix solutions of primary colors until they get the hue they want and declare it to be some magical pipeline into the thoughts of 320 million highly diverse residents.
As always, these polls are reliant on those gullible, bored or desperate enough to answer a landline phone during the dinner hour and to share their thoughts with an unseen stranger. I wouldn’t trust these people to buy me a loaf of bread let alone make a political calculation.
Add to that, because of Cruz's brilliance, the 'pubs got out front of the Obamacare disaster and the dems are going to have to explain defending it.
Besides that, they were elected to defend and support the things they were elected to do.
It could be true. It would be indicative of the shallow thinking that put the Obamanation in office and, appallingly, re-elected him. The Republican stand is principled and, contrary to facile accusations, looks far beyond petty politics. At its core its a fight for the survival of the American identity.
Double down and let it ride.
Among the 62 percent who “blame” Republicans for the shut-down are some who think this is good.
That’s OK. I blame the republicans too.
If they hadn’t been such spineless weasels in congress the last 2 decades, spineless about budgets, debt limits, etc., and if we hadn’t run such rino-spineless candidates for the presidency, we wouldn’t be wondering if they aren’t just another incarnation of the liberal party.
So, yep, I blame ‘em.
The State Dept is authorized by the latest NDAA to use ANY media to try to influence “foreigners’” opinions of America, and it doesn’t matter if 99.9% of the people who hear the propaganda are Americans who will be influenced. As long as there’s the possibility of one foreigner hearing the “educational material”, it’s legal.
IOW, don’t believe anything coming from VOA.
If this poll were true, then the GOP-e would have folded by now.
This is a scare tactic. The libs are getting very scared and desparate because this ‘shutdown’ is not working and obamacare is proving to be a complete disaster.
AP and VOA are practically the same thing. We have no independent news media.
The single biggest thing that perpetuates the problems created in Washington DC is the propaganda machine of the democrats known as the media.
Their assignment this month is to blame the Republicans, TEA party, and Ted Cruz, while deflecting anything that looks too closely at Obamas, Reids and the democrats role in all this mess.
This poll is just part of that effort.
Unfortunately, I do believe it. The democrat media does its job very well, and a lot of people believe them to the hilt.
“while about half of the respondents said the Democrats or U.S. President Barack Obama bore the greater share of responsibility”
“about half”? Why won’t they say a number?
According to the AP, Obama’s approval rating is down to 37 percent. However they buried that number in a story about Republicans being blamed for the shutdown.
“62 percent of more than 1,000 people surveyed said Republicans are CREDITED for the government shutdown”
There, fixed it.
“Blame” is a biased word. If the Republicans are responsible for it, the word I would pick is “credit”. The Republicans deserve credit for taking a stand (finally).
The Democrats are responsible for the government being broken and needing to be shut down.
The same poll has Obama’s approval at an abyssmal 37%, that is about where George W. Bush was his last year. This poll is certainly NOT good news for the Whitehouse.
That’s below the level that would typically support Democrats who are rounding THEM up for the camps.