People hate Bush, love Congress.

Or do they?

AP: Poll: Congress’ Approval Same As Bush

The survey found only 35 percent approve of how Congress is handling its job, down 5 percentage points in a month. That gives lawmakers the same bleak approval rating as Bush, who has been mired at about that level since last fall, including his dip to a record low for the AP-Ipsos poll of 32 percent last January.


  1. Doug Deal says:

    This is why the people who think voters will automatically turn to the Dems because they hate the Reps are wrong.

    Voters do not like anyone right now. A decent candidate from the Left or the Right would clean up. Sadly, there are none.

  2. jsm says:

    Could this be the early rumblings of some primary defeats for incumbents in ‘o8? I sure hope so.

  3. Jmac says:

    You mean the public is disenchanted with politics?


    The majority of the public ain’t happy with Iraq, and it’s hurting everyone.

  4. buzzbrockway says:


    What you say about Iraq is certainly backed up by the polls, but wouldn’t you expect the Dems to benefit? They are the ones trying to end the war, shouldn’t the public at least reward them for their effort?

  5. Chris says:

    We’re 5 and a half months into the Democrat Revolution of 2006 and they’ve accomplished even less than Newt did after 1994. I can see why the public is down on both parties.

    Rasmussen did a poll saying 58% wanted a viable third party. Too bad their isn’t one.

  6. Toby Benetton says:

    Deal’s right. But I will say this: statistics lie, and even if not, majority is not always right. One of the things that has impressed me most about Bush has been his strenght in standing by the decisions he thinks are right even in the face of unpopular opinion.

  7. Doug Deal says:


    That is one redeeming thing about Bush. But, his inability to articulate why he sticks to these decisions is frustrating. It just makes him look like he is just stubborn.

  8. Holly says:

    But if most people don’t understand politics – and, more over, don’t care – aren’t we the weird ones?

  9. Demonbeck says:

    No, we are the odd ones.

    I predict at least one house flips back in the next election. These Dems are legislating like a bull in a china shop.

  10. Jmac says:

    Buzz … I would suggest that lots of the disenchantment toward Congress also comes from many of the more liberal Democrats who elected them and are unhappy with a perception of a lack of adequate action. Coupled with the general public discontent toward Iraq, it drags down their score.

    It’s the same reason whey so many Republicans are disenchanted with Bush. His unpopulars on spending and immigration, coupled with Iraq, pull him down too.

    Demonbeck … if a house does flip, it would have to be the House since, looking at the early polls, the Senate only stands to get bluer.

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