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    New record for Congress

    [QUOTE][b]Congressional Approval Falls to Single Digits for First Time Ever[/b]

    The percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in Rasmussen Reports tracking history. This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Most voters (52%) say Congress is doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category.

    Last month, 11% of voters gave the legislature good or excellent ratings. Congress has not received higher than a 15% approval rating since the beginning of 2008.

    The percentage of Democrats who give Congress positive ratings fell from 17% last month to 13% this month. The number of Democrats who give Congress a poor rating remained unchanged. Among Republicans, 8% give Congress good or excellent ratings, up just a point from last month. Sixty-five percent (65%) of GOP voters say Congress is doing a poor job, down a single point from last month.

    Voters not affiliated with either party are the most critical of Congressional performance. Just 3% of those voters give Congress positive ratings, down from 6% last month. Sixty-three percent (63%) believe Congress is doing a poor job, up from 57% last month.

    Just 12% of voters think Congress has passed any legislation to improve life in this country over the past six months. That number has ranged from 11% to 13% throughout 2008. The majority of voters (62%) say Congress has not passed any legislation to improve life in America.

    Voters hold little positive sentiment about the future. Just 41% find it at least somewhat likely that Congress will address important problems facing our nation in the near future, while 55% find this unlikely.

    Despite these negative attitudes towards Congress, Democrats continue to enjoy a double digit lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot. Also, Barack Obama holds a modest lead over John McCain in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. Other key stats on Election 2008 can be found at Obama-McCain: By the Numbers.

    Most voters (72%) think most members of Congress are more interested in furthering their own political careers. Just 14% believe members are genuinely interested in helping people.

    A separate Rasmussen survey found that half of all voters believe America’s best days are in the past. [b]However, another survey found that 64% of voters also believe that the world would be a better place if more countries were similar to the United States.[/b]
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    How can that be? According to all the doom and gloom libs, the USA is the pits to live in!

    BTW, if this is true, then how can a candidate for congress use this in Nov to get elected?

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    does the average American even know what Congress does?

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    [QUOTE=Mean Bro Green;2620471]does the average American even know what Congress does?[/QUOTE]

    No, which was evident in the 2006 election. Democrats were running on the platform to "immediately end the war in Iraq" and voters were like, "Wow, Congress can do that? Game on!"

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    congress' approval ratings are always notoriously low

    no one ever liked congress

    people will more easily approve of another person then of a group of politicians

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    [QUOTE=asuusa;2620465]How can that be? According to all the doom and gloom libs, the USA is the pits to live in!

    BTW, if this is true, then how can a candidate for congress use this in Nov to get elected?[/QUOTE]

    Going down the wrong track and being a **** country are two very different things.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;2620481]No, which was evident in the 2006 election. Democrats were running on the platform to "immediately end the war in Iraq" and voters were like, "Wow, Congress can do that? Game on!"[/QUOTE]

    Actually, a big part of 2006 Dem plan was to gain control of Congress, reel in Bush and LOWER GAS prices. Nothing, not even lip service since. If partisan Democrats wish to take their '08 victory laps in July, well, they're not propped up by much.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;2620494]congress' approval ratings are always notoriously low

    no one ever liked congress

    people will more easily approve of another person then of a group of politicians[/QUOTE]

    Everybody hates congress, but most people like their own congressman.

    This is why congressional approval ratings are useless.

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    [QUOTE=asuusa;2620465]How can that be? According to all the doom and gloom libs, the USA is the pits to live in!

    BTW, if this is true, then how can a candidate for congress use this in Nov to get elected?[/QUOTE]

    So let me see if I understand this; for the better part of almost 8 years the republicans have had full control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The President had almost no opposition to anything he wanted. The republicans set the policies and controlled the agenda for most of the two terms of this adminstration.

    Now, It is clear by any intellectually honest person, that this country is in worse shape now then it was before 2000. To be fair, there are many reasons for this and not all of them were caused by this administration. Never the less in every almost every important measurable, from the economy to energy prices, we are worse now.

    And now you are trying to sell the idea that all of the above has been the fault of the democrats because they have had a razor thin control of congress for not even two years of the total time Bush has been in office? Are you seriously that brain washed? Its true that the democrats have played politics instead of doing what the voters mandated them to do when they took office. But to try and lay all of the blame on the democrats for the stain that has been this two term period in American history is ignorant beyond comprehension. I really mean that.

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    [QUOTE=asuusa;2620465]

    However, another survey found that 64% of voters also believe that the world would be a better place if more countries were similar to the United States.

    [/QUOTE]


    Only 64% believe that?


    Well, I guess you have to account for the 36% of people that think like IntelligentJetsfan and Press_Coverage.

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    [QUOTE=SanAntonio_JetFan;2620629]Only 64% believe that?


    Well, I guess you have to account for the 36% of people that think like IntelligentJetsfan and Press_Coverage.[/QUOTE]

    You are the General Custard of this forum; "There are no Indians in those hills".

    Keep drinking the Kool-Aid :televisio

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2620675]You are the General Custard of this forum; "There are no Indians in those hills".

    Keep drinking the Kool-Aid :televisio[/QUOTE]

    General Custard?

    You're a history teacher right?

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2620567]So let me see if I understand this; for the better part of almost 8 years the republicans have had full control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives. The President had almost no opposition to anything he wanted. The republicans set the policies and controlled the agenda for most of the two terms of this adminstration.

    Now, It is clear by any intellectually honest person, that this country is in worse shape now then it was before 2000. To be fair, there are many reasons for this and not all of them were caused by this administration. Never the less in every almost every important measurable, from the economy to energy prices, we are worse now.

    And now you are trying to sell the idea that all of the above has been the fault of the democrats because they have had a razor thin control of congress for not even two years of the total time Bush has been in office? Are you seriously that brain washed? Its true that the democrats have played politics instead of doing what the voters mandated them to do when they took office. But to try and lay all of the blame on the democrats for the stain that has been this two term period in American history is ignorant beyond comprehension. I really mean that.[/QUOTE]

    The county was in a RECESSION in 2000 ,Clinton took over an economy coming out of recession and left with the economy going into one, after his phoney dot com bubble burst. Thanks Robert Rubin and your wall st. buds

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    [QUOTE=acepepe;2620755]The county was in a RECESSION in 2000 ,Clinton took over an economy coming out of recession and left with the economy going into one, after his phoney dot com bubble burst. Thanks Robert Rubin and your wall st. buds[/QUOTE]

    If you blame Clinton for the dot com bubble, I am sure you also blame Bush for the far-more-damaging housing bubble, no?

    Right?

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan;2620675]You are the General Custard of this forum; "There are no Indians in those hills".

    Keep drinking the Kool-Aid :televisio[/QUOTE]

    Wasn't it General Mustard?

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    [quote=SanAntonio_JetFan;2620826]Wasn't it General Mustard?[/quote]

    Colonel Mustard.
    He worked at Candlestick Park on the grill.
    At times left a candlestick in his conservatory.
    Cousin to Mean Mr. Mustard.

    General Custard.
    Where Tom Carvel worked before he came
    up with better tasting soft serve.
    Commanding Officer to Jetdawgg and Cap'n Crunch.

    General Custer.
    First person ever Siouxed to death.

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    [QUOTE=flushingjet;2620848]Colonel Mustard.
    He worked at Candlestick Park on the grill.
    At times left a candlestick in his conservatory.
    Cousin to Mean Mr. Mustard.

    General Custard.
    Where Tom Carvel worked before he came
    up with better tasting soft serve.
    Commanding Officer to Jetdawgg and Cap'n Crunch.

    General Custer.
    First person ever Siouxed to death.[/QUOTE]

    LOL

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    [QUOTE=flushingjet;2620848]Colonel Mustard.
    He worked at Candlestick Park on the grill.
    At times left a candlestick in his conservatory.
    Cousin to Mean Mr. Mustard.

    General Custard.
    Where Tom Carvel worked before he came
    up with better tasting soft serve.
    Commanding Officer to Jetdawgg and Cap'n Crunch.

    General Custer.
    First person ever Siouxed to death.[/QUOTE]



    Now that made me laugh out loud.

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    LOL! Nailed that one flush.

    intelligentjetfan, wow...what does one say to a man flustered by custard?

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola;2620821]If you blame Clinton for the dot com bubble, I am sure you also blame Bush for the far-more-damaging housing bubble, no?

    Right?[/QUOTE]
    Didn't blame him for it just saying he benifited from it. Rubins wall steet buddy's are the ones who ran up the NASDQ then pulled the string on the "MILLIONAIRES" then left them holding the bag.

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    [QUOTE=flushingjet;2620848]Colonel Mustard.
    He worked at Candlestick Park on the grill.
    At times left a candlestick in his conservatory.
    Cousin to Mean Mr. Mustard.

    General Custard.
    Where Tom Carvel worked before he came
    up with better tasting soft serve.
    Commanding Officer to Jetdawgg and Cap'n Crunch.

    General Custer.
    First person ever Siouxed to death.[/QUOTE]
    IJF [COLOR="Red"]OWNED[/COLOR]

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