Congress Disapproval Rating at 87%

  • creature

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    Aug 28, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    At the height of the debt deal debate, the approval rating of Congress was roughly 21%. Since then it has taken a sharp dive. Of those polled, 65% wish to see their representative voted out of office in the 2012 election. And when it comes to the approval of the two major political parties, both have nearly the same approval rating. Republicans at 40% and Democrats at 43%.

    "The tea party Republicans weren't going to let it happen, and Boehner kowtowed to them," said independent Dave Bernard, 51, a Santa Cruz, Calif., business owner. From across the country, it looked to Bernard like the GOP House members who refused to compromise weren't considering the substance of the deal and instead acted on a desire to "bring the president down."

    "The old school Republican Party that my father was part of, they didn't work like that," Bernard said.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/congress-approval-rating-_n_938070.html
  • rnch

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    Aug 28, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    i've often wondered...did I leave the GOP....or did they leave me?


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    Aug 28, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    rnch saidi've often wondered...did I leave the GOP....or did they leave me?


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    They left me back in the 1980's - when:
    * they decided to abandon fiscal dicipline and to embrace the "deficits don't matter" tax cuts for the rich trickle down economics policy,
    and
    * they decided to embrace the "screw separation of church and state" agenda of the hateful religious right.
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    Aug 28, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    ie the post Reagan Republican mess. Hopefullly HOPEFULLY the extreme development which the teabaggers represent will spell the end to this hateful, shortsighted and foolish coalition and a new Republican party will emerge.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 28, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    I shudder to think what the remaining 13% look like icon_confused.gif

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  • creature

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    Aug 28, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    jprichva said87%?

    That low?


    The disapproval rating is 87%. Which makes their approval rating 13%.