TV News LIES

Friday, Apr 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Congress' approval rating: 9 percent

Congress' approval rating: 9 percent

E-mail Print PDF

CongressIt's official....this is the most disliked Congress in the 39-year Gallup poll history of measuring such matters. The latest approval rating: 9 percent.

"The government shutdown in October clearly didn't help Congress' image, and it appears that the impact of that incident may linger, given the record-low approval this month," according to a new Gallup analysis.

"This no doubt reflects the rancorous partisanship and bickering that characterized the shutdown -- the top reasons given by those who disapprove of Congress. Having a divided Congress -- with Republicans controlling the House and Democrats controlling the Senate -- means there are complaints among partisans on both sides, reflected in similarly low congressional approval ratings among Republicans and Democrats."

The number was bad enough earlier last month at 11 percent. But, Gallup found in its latest survey, taken Nov. 7-10, "Although the shutdown is now history, Americans' views of Congress have not recovered, but instead have edged lower."

Nothing can save the rating. Americans' confidence in the economy has begun to inch up. The news has been dominated not by the shutdown, but by the Obama administration's troubles with the new health care law.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Freedom Caucus endorses Obamacare repeal compromise

Freedom CaucusThe House Freedom Caucus — the conservative group that sunk House Republicans’ Obamacare replacement last month...

Former U.S. officials to testify at May 8 Senate hearing on Russia probe

Former US officials to testify in Moscow probeTwo former U.S. officials, intelligence director James Clapper and deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, will testify...

Flynn may have broken law, say Oversight leaders

Flynn may have broken the lawFormer national security adviser Michael Flynn may have broken the law by taking money from Russia...

Congress returns to face daunting tasks: avoid a shutdown and an angry Trump

Congress returns to possible shut-downAfter two weeks away, the 535 members of Congress return to Washington this week facing a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!