Wednesday, February 8, 2012

(The Republican-dominated) Congress sinks to 10% public approval

By Michael J.W. Stickings

A new Gallup survey shows Congress's job approval declining to a new record low of just 10% (with 86% disapproving, tying the record set in December).

Who says America's divided? Nothing seems to unite the country quite like anti-Congress sentiment -- which is getting so bad, it'll soon be in al Qaeda territory.

I would just note that while this pitiful showing likely reflects anti-Washington and, more broadly, anti-government sentiment at a time of ongoing economic uncertainty (even if the president's rating is quite high), this highly unpopular Congress, to be more specific, is made up of a Republican-controlled House and a Senate paralyzed by Republican obstructionism.

Let's just be clear about that. And about just what it is that is so deeply unpopular with the American people.

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