Yikes!!! 22% Approval Rating for Democratic Controlled Pelosi & Reid Lead Congress


22%??? Anyone have buyers remorse?

So you think President George W. Bush’s approval poll ratings are low, take a Reid_Pelosi_Congressgood look at the depth that the Democratic controlled Congress’s have fallen to. According to a recent Gallup Poll, GWB’s numbers have actually rose to 37%, while Congress has sunk to 22% approval rating. I guess its safe to say that the honeymoon is over for Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Gone is the 54% job approval rating as Americans expected results from all of the Democrats midterm pre-election lies, oh sorry promises, and in return have received nothing.

Here’s a thought. While everyone is pulling those levers in 2008 voting for President, let’s toss out many of those same incumbents Congressmen and women that we are all so dissatisfied with as well? That message is to Republicans, Democrats, Conservative, Liberals and Independents. With a 22% approval rating, the only people happy with what Congress is doing is their own families.

A new Gallup Poll, conducted Dec. 6-9, finds 37% of Americans approving of the job George W. Bush is doing as president, an improvement from his recent scores in the low 30s. Meanwhile, 22% of Americans approve of Congress, essentially unchanged from last month. Both Bush’s and Congress’ ratings remain low by historical standards.


In early November, 31% of Americans approved of Bush as president — just two points off his term-low rating of 29%. Since then, his rating has improved on each Gallup Poll, and although none of these individual changes have been statistically significant, the long-term increase from 31% in early November to 37% in the new poll is.

As Wake Up America points out … “At the end of the poll results page over at Gallup it reports that Congress now has lower approval ratings than it did at the end of Republican rule in 2006”.

Congressional grades set on a low curve

Real Clear Politics

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  • Comments

    15 Responses to “Yikes!!! 22% Approval Rating for Democratic Controlled Pelosi & Reid Lead Congress”

    1. Rammstein on December 13th, 2007 6:22 am

      is that really all to blame on the democrats? Most people still like the democrats a lot better than they like the republicans.

      In a poll from about a week ago, the following was found:

      democrats have a favorable rating among 48% of the polled, an unfavorable rating of among 44% and 8% are unsure

      republicans have a favorable rating among 33% of the polled, an unfavorable rating of among 59% and 8% are unsure

      asked which party the people most identified with as best representing their beliefs, 49% said it was the democrats compared to 39% republicans
      SM: RAMM … its at 22%, come on.

      Also, just as the Dems wanted to blame everything on the Republican controlled Congress prior to them getting into power … YES it is fair. Life is tough in the big city when you are in charge.

      Democrats bitched and moaned when Republicans controlled the House, Senate and White House. Guess what … its their time to take the heat. They wanted it and have done nothing with it.

      Frankly on a larger point … the post referenced, boot them all out … ALL means ALL.


    2. waterboy (Jerry) on December 13th, 2007 9:27 am

      My dad’s family came to Maryland in 1635. There are 6 generations before this country was a country.

      They didn’t have any of the socialism that is so rampant today, and guess what? They managed to do very well.

      If the democrats have a higher approval rating it is because there are more people who are socialist than capitalist, more people who are pro-death, than pro-life, more takers than givers and doers.

      The democrats are moving in the wrong direction, government needs to be down-sized. Congress can’t be an expert on everything. They don’t seek out sound science before passing their ridiculous laws, and we have some of the biggest “nuts” in the country running things.

      Take for example John Edwards. The only thing he know about medicine is how to sue a Physician. Does that make him an expert on health care? He thinks so, The other’s are no better.


    3. Richard on December 13th, 2007 10:15 am

      Is there any relationship between the number of presidential aspirants (seems to me, anyway, that there are more than ever before) and the general feeling of nausea about the political situation?

      So is how I read it, anyway.

      With all the talk about the sacrifices that running for the presidency involves … more and more people seem to find it worthwhile.

      And, of course, more and more media time, public attention, and especially money are drawn into this enterprise. Far be it from me to say that the results are steadily more depressing … but I do say it.

      I think the country badly needs to start moving away from giving the government ever-expanding powers. And here’s my pet idea:

      Start taxing political advertisements.

      Impossible, I’m sure … but what a relief it would be.

    4. Richard on December 13th, 2007 10:16 am

      Beth Holloway Twitty for president.

      That will never be; she’d achieve too much, leaving the professional politicians in her wake.

    5. SUPER DAVE on December 13th, 2007 12:07 pm

      the democrats are almost as disgusting as Bush !but not quite there yet.

    6. Pam on December 13th, 2007 2:04 pm

      If they would spend as much time trying to solve our country’s problems as they do trashing each other just think what could be accomplished.

    7. dennisintn on December 13th, 2007 3:20 pm

      bush’s biggest problem with the polls is that he’s acting like a president, not a damned politician who says what he thinks you want to hear. he’s making the hard decisions that are unpopular in a lot of places but are in the best interest of the safety and economic health of the country. it ain’t easy being pres. it isn’t supposed to be, and it should never be a popularity contest.

    8. Pam on December 13th, 2007 3:59 pm

      dennisintn, I completely agree with you. I challenge any President to deal with the disasters that he has had to deal with and do much better. I’m afraid to think that we could have once again ignored the problems. Quite frankly, he could not win no matter what he did or did not do.

    9. katablog on December 13th, 2007 5:27 pm

      I think what gets me most about the change in the USA is that it doesn’t seem to be just two different schools of thought with politics but rather out right hatred for an opposing opinion.

      As far as polls, it often depends not only exactly what question you ask, but of whom. Don’t assume that any poll actually attempts to ask 50% conservatives and 50% Democrats. Often they purposely go to the side they want the poll skewed toward.

      There was a story in the Washington Times yesterday about Code Pink and how they are threatening to unseat all the Democrats they put in power last year with the quote: “We felt betrayed by the very people we helped to put into office,” Ms. Benjamin told editors and reporters at The Washington Times. “We have a particular break with the leadership of the Democratic Party.”

    10. super dave on December 13th, 2007 5:36 pm

      well said richard !i have yet to see the real truth in any politician’s face. the present administration seems only interested in running from the truth and is laden with criminals. refusing to cooperate with investigations and answer for their wrong doing only seals their fate .

      the office of president has never been so poorly represented.

    11. nurturer on December 13th, 2007 7:48 pm

      Just look at these two knuckle-heads.

      Let me ask you this. They are both against water boarding. Pelosi is a grandmother is she not?

      Ask this genius Pelosi, that if water boarding were to one day save her grand kids lives, would she be for it then?

      Yeah, you guessed it.

    12. nurturer on December 13th, 2007 8:02 pm

      #5 – #10 – Maybe Bush should have sold military technology secrets to the Chinese in return for campaign contributions. Or maybe see if his Attorney General couldn’t make it so his ATF burns down a ranchhouse full of men, women, and children. Or maybe Bush should just get his joint worked on by some hot, young intern, so he can be distracted from protecting the country.

      When speaking in absolutes, be careful. There is alot of incompetence to go around.

    13. Reason on December 13th, 2007 11:20 pm

      the ratings have been consistent for years, does it really matter who’s in control? using that number to put down one party is very inaccurate. In fact, I’d bet when people are asked that they take the entire government, prez included, into consideration. Not defending Dem congress, but truth is they havent been able to do much. Doesnt work with prez and congress being diff parties. sad but true

    14. super dave on December 14th, 2007 10:50 am

      inspector general(previous legal council to nonother than Bush) being investigated for fraud.
      this list goes on and on with the present administration. people committing crimes then then told by the president not to cooperate with investigations. the reason being that it would incriminate those in office at the present.

    15. waterboy (Jerry) on December 14th, 2007 11:12 pm

      I know a lot of people don’t like President Bush, but I really do like and admire him. Maybe it’s because I’m grew up in the same area of Texas, and to me his communication is crystal clear.

      The thing that really scares me is how close we came to having an environmental extremist the first election, and how close we came to having a war protester the second time.

      If the first had been elected President, he would be off chasing the polar bears, and the second one would have chosen Cindy Sheehan as his VP. (Just kidding, of course).

      Who knows, they might have been too busy chasing interns around the oval office to ever get anything done, which normally would have been good; but not in time of war.

      I’ve always been one to breath a sigh of relief when congress goes on recess. At least we are not getting any ill planed and poorly conceived laws stuffed down our throats, and they are not spending our money.

      “A pink slip a day will keep the bureaucrats away.”


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