As Parties Pander to the Extreme, Majority Disapprove of Congress

Gallup: “Fifteen percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job. Congressional ratings show little sign of substantial recovery from last year’s record low as November’s midterm elections draw closer.”

“With less than four months remaining before the 2014 midterms, the parties in control of each chamber are pushing through legislative priorities their base supports.”

“But while these moves may fire up partisans, only 15% of Americans overall approve of the job Congress is doing, including about equal shares of Democrats and Republicans. That so many advocate voting into office a completely new Congress is perhaps a sign of anti-incumbency fervor. Others want to see bipartisan cooperation take over the Hill, an unlikely event as election-year agendas become front and center. This mixture of disapproval and disappointment that so many Americans feel toward Congress could produce unpredictable results this fall.”

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  • MrBeale

    “As Parties Pander to the Extreme”
    Congressional Democrats are pandering to 9/11 truthers and people who want a 90% top income bracket? That’s news to me.

    • Chuck Hunnefield

      It shouldn’t be. What, exactly has the president done to combat all that 1%er banker crime? You know, like he promised he’d do in 2008? Oh right, all those fund raisers to attend… Hypocrites, all.

  • I’ll take FALSE EQUIVALENCE for $200, Alex.

  • embo66

    Trying to pass the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act is “extreme”??? No, it is exactly what 65% of the American people WANT to happen. That’s completely centrist, not extreme.

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