• Americans Feeling More Positive About Things, Still Hate Congress

    Capitol DomeNew polling shows that with the economy in an upswing and the job market slowly righting itself, the people of America are starting to feel more positively about things. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that they actually have some positive feelings about Congress.

    By which I mean, they're positive that they still hate it

    Americans continue to be highly critical of the job Congress is doing, with 12% approving and 82% disapproving in Gallup's March 8-11 poll. Congress' rating has been 15% or below since August, including 10% last month, the all-time low rating in Gallup records…

    Since January, Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the country has increased from 18% to 26%. Meanwhile, President Obama's approval ratings, which had consistently been in the mid-40% range in January, have generally been in the upper 40s, including several 49% readings in the last 10 days of Gallup Daily tracking.

    You know, I think there's a valuable lesson to be learned here, in light of all the controversy surrounding congressional meddling into women's health issues lately.

    Congress just needs to pass a law making people submit to an extensive cavity search before answering any poll questions. Problem solved.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, House of Representatives, Polls, Senate, Unemployment


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