Congress Approval Rating at 18% According to Gallup Poll … A Well Deserved Number


Congressional approval rating has tied an all time low at 18%, according to a Gallup Poll. As the media only focuses on President Bush’s low job approval rating, Congress has sunk to all time lows. The media nor Democrats cannot blame GWB for this one, the Democratically controlled Congress did this all on their own the old fashion way … They earned it. However, that is not to say that all politicians need to do a reality check.

The American people in all political spectrums are tired of their elected officials doing nothing. Voters ousted Republicans out of control of the House and Senate in 2006 because of complacency. Democrats since taking control have done nothing of what they promised that got them elected. Is it any wonder why approval ratings are so low? When one does nothing, gets no results and goes back on their word what would one expect but low approval ratings. The following holds true for most every elected politician, there is such a political disconnect between the voter and the politician today that it has become the norm for people to be disappointed.


Whether its Democrats lying to their constituents regarding a quick pull out of Iraq to get votes or Republicans disappointing their followers with pathetic attempts at ending illegal immigration, all Americans are severely disappointed in the lack of a spine by their elected officials. Gone are the days of idle political promises to get elected … Americans expect and demand results.

That 18% job approval rating matches the low recorded in March 1992, when a check-bouncing scandal was one of several scandals besetting Congress, leading many states to pass term limits measures for U.S. representatives (which the Supreme Court later declared unconstitutional). Congress had a similarly low 19% approval rating during the energy crisis in the summer of 1979.

Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi promised a new and ethical way of doing business in Washington. That was short lived and so was the honeymoon that the American people had with the Democrats. One can blame the low numbers on Iraq if one wishes to take the lazy approach. The truth of the matter is that American, whether they be Republican, Democrat or Independent, are tired of the lies, the promises and the “do nothing” approach of their elected politicians.

But that “honeymoon” period for the new Democratically controlled Congress was brief, as its job ratings dropped below 30% in March 2007 and have now fallen below where they were just before the Democrats took over. (The Gallup Poll)

Posted August 22, 2007 by
Politics, Polls | 8 comments

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    8 Responses to “Congress Approval Rating at 18% According to Gallup Poll … A Well Deserved Number”

    1. Clementines on August 22nd, 2007 9:17 am

      Nancy is a National Traitor and she’s leading a pack of lame brains in the same spend spend spend for the betterment of being re-elected,lining their wallets with gold, preferential treatment to their states, and rich personal friends that is always going on. I hope they are all rudely surprised when no one gets re-elected, and less pork money flows into their hands without much criticism and controversy revealing individual con-artist bias habits.

    2. Susan on August 22nd, 2007 10:58 am

      I’ll give the BOZOS (Congress) a negative, minus, zero, zilch, nada rating of -100%…

    3. super dave on August 22nd, 2007 12:42 pm

      think about it: Bush is only 8% ahead of them !

    4. bushisaloser on August 22nd, 2007 7:27 pm


      You have the audacity to criticize congress when we have a president that has created the biggest deficit in U.S. history? Shrub and Cheney both think they are above the law. Can’t wait until they are out of office so we can uncover the lies that they have covered up over the last 7 years. The biggest being the reason to go to war with Iraq.

    5. dennisintn on August 22nd, 2007 8:36 pm

      oh yes, we really need a few more politicians of both parties who are so partisan that the nation’s business and security can go to hell as long as the politician’s party is taken care of first, and the other party is raked over the coals in a senseless round of endless “investigations” that serve only as a “see me speak” forum for the politicians running it. that really frosts my gonads as i’m sure it does a majority of the poor dumb voters that believed the lies that got the dumbasses elected anyway.

    6. super dave on August 23rd, 2007 9:25 am

      the candidates on both sides are running around like chickens trying to dig up dirt on each other. i could imagine how hilarious this seems to other countries.
      clementines: THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE BUSH ADMIN. HAS BEEN DOING FOR EIGHT YEARS.the republicans have raped and pillaged this country into ruin. it’s as plain as the nose on your face! ten billion dollars a month spent on Iraq while our citizens suffer from the healthcare nightmare our politicians have created. it would be really nice to see our president care about his own citizens. an elementary school kid could do what Bush has done.

    7. Richard on August 24th, 2007 4:10 am

      Given the abysmal ratings for ALL politicians, why is it that none of them is seizing on the Natalee Holloway case? I wrote to Mike Huckabee urging him to continue speaking up for this American missing abroad, suggesting that doing so would be both good morals AND good politics.

      Nary a word, as far as I can see.

    8. on August 24th, 2007 10:15 am

      There is a big difference between Congress’ rating and that of President Bush. You seem to forget that this new Congress was recently elected because they were suppose to make the liberals happy and “get things done”. In 8 short months, they have proved to all parties that they can’t.

      Bush’s ratings are high amongst his party, low amongst the Democrats. Congress’ ratings are low amongst Independents, Democrats and Republicans.

      Don’t blame the entire deficit on Bush. Congress is the one who approves or disapproves spending. Bush asks for certain appropriations, Congress approves or disapproves those amounts and ADDS their pet pork projects to those amounts. You also seem to be forgetting conveniently what 9/11 did to our deficit, followed by Katrina.

      Good Article:

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