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I wonder if Congress will be trumpeting this poll?
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Probably not:
A new Gallup Poll finds continued low levels of public support for both Congress and President George W. Bush. Twenty-nine percent of Americans approve of Congress, down slightly from last month's reading (33%) and this year's high point of 37%, while Bush's approval rating is holding steady at 33%.
Full disclosure:
Approval ratings of Congress are higher among Democrats than Republicans, while Bush's ratings are much higher among Republicans.
Not that either of those should surprise anyone.
Congressional approval is down 4 percentage points since last month, and is 3 points lower than the 32% average measured during the first five months of the year. The high point for the congressional approval rating so far this year was the 37% approval measured in February. Although ratings are quite low, Americans have been more positive in their assessments of Congress this year than last year, when an average of just 25% approved of Congress.
Well, isn't that a nice little "silver lining"?
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So Congress has approval ratings lower than the President...

Fascinating. It’s almost like they don’t like Congress dicking around with troop funding... Huh.

Never would have suspected. ;)
Written By: Scott
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I think that Congress usually has a really low rating as a whole but people probably approve of their own congress-critter. Like public schools. Everyone believes that they suck, but that their own is reasonably tolerable.

It does make a person wonder, though, when the same people howling about approval ratings for the president have ratings just as bad.
Written By: Synova
Its a reflection of IBDs poll, 15 May 2007 that shows a majority of people, even presumably not net roots Democrats, behind the idea of stabilizing Iraq before we pull out.

Congress just recently rejected the outright defunding effort, so they will play Murtha’s favorite ploy to send up funding bills that the President is forced to veto, then claim that the President defunded the war.
Written By: mdetlh
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Congressmen are like Hookers. They wont kiss you after they have screwed you either.
Written By: James E. Fish

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