Congress at 11% in Confidence, Lowest of all Institutions Polled, Confidence in Presidency Down 15 to 36%


Who is in charge in Congress? Who is Driving Congress into the ditch?

11% confidence rating in the Gallup poll for Congress. I guess you would call that a vote of no confidence. However, lost in the Gallup poll is this little gem, the confidence in the Presidency (that would be Barack Hussein Obama) is down 15 points to 36%. Try and blame this one on GWB.


Congress has a lower confidence rating than newspapers, HMO’s and the dreaded evil big business. Hell, there might be more confidence in used cars salesman than Congress. How does Congress rate against drug dealers? Thanks to Nancy Pelosi’s leadership as the Democrat Speaker of the House, she has lead the charge in the Congress driving off the cliff. Thanks to the Democrat leadership Pelosi and Harry Reid … Congress is almost in single digits. Isn’t Reid up for re-election Nevada? So what will Congress do now in the face of 11% confidence … “cap & trade”, “illegal immigration” reform, amnesty? How about spending more tax payer dollars and mortgaging our children’s future?

Gallup’s 2010 Confidence in Institutions poll finds Congress ranking dead last out of the 16 institutions rated this year. Eleven percent of Americans say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress, down from 17% in 2009 and a percentage point lower than the previous low for Congress, recorded in 2008.

The Gallup poll was conducted July 8-11, shortly before Congress passed a major financial regulatory reform bill, which President Obama signed into law this week.

Underscoring Congress’ image problem, half of Americans now say they have “very little” or no confidence in Congress, up from 38% in 2009 — and the highest for any institution since Gallup first asked this question in 1973. Previous near-50% readings include 48% found for the presidency in 2008, and 49% for the criminal justice system in 1994.

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Congress at 11% in Confidence, Lowest of all Institutions Polled, Confidence in Presidency Down 15 to 36%”

    1. Scott on July 22nd, 2010 11:03 am

      You can also thank the blowhard drunk scumbag Steny Hoyer from my going down the drain state of Maryland.

      It does not matter to these people; they will do what they want anyways.

    2. barbreee on July 22nd, 2010 7:06 pm

      Looks like we need a spashul election right now.

    3. A Texas Grandfather on July 23rd, 2010 9:06 am

      We need term limits for both houses of congress.

      There are only a handful of congress people who really listen to the people. Most of them think that fattening their bank accounts and improving their assets at the expense of the people via lobbyists for special interests is why they got elected.

      It is time the people sent most of them home.

      Its only a little more than 100 days until election time and the people are ready to take action.

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