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Rhythm and Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-18-07 10:31 AM
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9. Congressional approval ratings are meaningless. If you were unaware,
Edited on Thu Oct-18-07 10:32 AM by Rhythm and Blue
Congress is half Republican and half Democratic. Many people wish Congress would pass more liberal legislation. Many people think they're passing too much liberal legislation. Many people are sick of partisanship and think "to hell with all of them." That number doesn't help Republicans or Democrats.

If you want to see how we're actually doing, look at the "Who do you trust more on issue X" polls and the generic Dem vs Pub matchups.
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  -I am worried about this 11% approval rating. Cary  Oct-18-07 10:24 AM   #0 
  - with better democrats.  robinlynne   Oct-18-07 10:26 AM   #1 
  - This is exactly the attitude that scares me. (n/t)  Cary   Oct-18-07 10:28 AM   #5 
  - Don't be fooled ... the number doesn't break out Dems  Fredda Weinberg   Oct-18-07 10:26 AM   #2 
  - Could you elaborate? (n/t)  Cary   Oct-18-07 10:28 AM   #6 
  - I can  Lasher   Oct-18-07 10:43 AM   #16 
  - Put up a poll here at DU ... Congress will get 0 % approval  Fredda Weinberg   Oct-18-07 10:35 AM   #11 
     - Thanks. I hope you're right.  Cary   Oct-18-07 10:40 AM   #14 
  - All politics is local. People like their own reps and dislike the others. Nothing new.  TwilightZone   Oct-18-07 10:28 AM   #3 
  - Correct... people in Tennessee hate Kennedy, while people  Clark2008   Oct-18-07 10:52 AM   #20 
     - It obviously doesn't hold true for everyone.  TwilightZone   Oct-18-07 10:54 AM   #22 
  - we did to vote in more dems and we need them to listen to us.  alyce douglas   Oct-18-07 10:28 AM   #4 
  - They have the majority and they're still losers. People hate that!  Joanne98   Oct-18-07 10:29 AM   #7 
  - I'm sick and tired of Republicans, period.  Cary   Oct-18-07 10:34 AM   #10 
     - I'm sick and tired of them too. I want leaders that can win!  Joanne98   Oct-18-07 12:28 PM   #35 
  - To some extent we have to trust that the Democrats know what they're doing.  atreides1   Oct-18-07 10:31 AM   #8 
  - The same way the Founders fixed their problem?  Cary   Oct-18-07 10:38 AM   #12 
  - Suggesting armed revolution is generally frowned-upon. nt  Rhythm and Blue   Oct-18-07 10:39 AM   #13 
  - Frowned upon?  Cary   Oct-18-07 10:41 AM   #15 
     - that directed at me?  Rhythm and Blue   Oct-18-07 10:47 AM   #17 
        - Sorry. No. It was supposed to be directed at the poster you responded to.  Cary   Oct-18-07 10:55 AM   #23 
        - Oh, wait. It was directed at you, but. . . .  Cary   Oct-18-07 11:00 AM   #26 
           - Ah, I see.  Rhythm and Blue   Oct-18-07 11:02 AM   #27 
  - Yes, the power political elites, both sides of the aisles: calling the shots & controlling the M$M  ShortnFiery   Oct-18-07 10:50 AM   #18 
  - That is happening now...  dajoki   Oct-18-07 11:47 AM   #32 
  - This FISA cave is one of the all time worst moves in history. I don't believe this  robinlynne   Oct-18-07 10:50 AM   #19 
  - Hey, it's all "a waltz" for millionaire representatives who NEVER have to worry where the next  ShortnFiery   Oct-18-07 10:53 AM   #21 
  - "the same way the Founders fixed their problem"  TwilightZone   Oct-18-07 10:56 AM   #24 
  - BRAVO!  Joanne98   Oct-18-07 12:29 PM   #36 
  - Congressional approval ratings are meaningless. If you were unaware,  Rhythm and Blue   Oct-18-07 10:31 AM   #9 
  - This Disapproval Of The Congess, Sir  The Magistrate   Oct-18-07 10:59 AM   #25 
  - Of course but some of it does seem to be directed against Democrats.  Cary   Oct-18-07 11:03 AM   #28 
     - It Is Certainly True, Sir, That Many People Want More Done  The Magistrate   Oct-18-07 11:08 AM   #29 
  - DUers are starting to sound like the Bush apologists.  jmp   Oct-18-07 11:11 AM   #30 
  - Actually, with all due respect, I think your post reminds me more of Bush apologists.  Cary   Oct-18-07 11:28 AM   #31 
  - When has congress ever had a great approval rating?  cobalt1999   Oct-18-07 11:49 AM   #33 
  - even with the low approval rating  hijinx87   Oct-18-07 11:54 AM   #34 
  - I used to be concerned about the overall congressional approval rating until...  LoZoccolo   Oct-18-07 12:32 PM   #37 

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