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14 Percent Approval Rating: Nan and Harry Hit Rock-Bottom
"The lowest congressional job approval rating in the 34-year Gallup Poll history of asking the question."
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Your chart of the morning from Gallup. Way to go, Democrat majority!

The 75% currently disapproving of Congress is just shy of the record-high 78% in March 1992.

These results, from a July 10-13 Gallup Poll, follow 18 months of dismal job approval ratings for Congress, during which approval has usually registered below 30%, and has averaged only 25%.

Still, the 14% approval rating is extraordinary. Approval of Congress has fallen below 20% only six times in the 34 years Gallup has measured it. Including the latest reading, four of those have come in the past year: in July, June, and May 2008, and in August 2007. The two additional readings were from March 1992 (in the midst of the House bank check-kiting scandal) and June 1979 (during an energy crisis that resulted in surging gas prices and long gas lines), when either 18% or 19% of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing.

The most recent decline comes almost exclusively from Democrats, whose approval of Congress fell from 23% in June to 11% in July, while independents’ and Republicans’ views of Congress did not change much.

It’s all Bush’s fault!

(Republished from MichelleMalkin.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Democrats, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi