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Poll: Do-nothing Ryan-McConnell Congressional leadership support down to 15 percent

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posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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According to a "poll", a high percentage of "likely" voters say they've had it with the Republican Leadership in the forms of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

People seem to want a complete change in Congress.

Especially since Trump "made a deal" with the Democrat Leadership last week.

That "deal" was not met with the "disagreement" from general Republican voters as would have normally been expected.

Remember, Trump won the Republican nomination after Republican voters in general rejected ALL the MS-Republican candidates.

Poll: Do-nothing Ryan-McConnell Congressional leadership support down to 15 percent


68 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of Independents want to see new Congressional leadership in the House and Senate, currently headed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a poll by the John McLaughlin conducted among 1,000 likely voters on Aug. 28 found.

Only 14 percent of Republican voters and 11 percent of Independents thought that Ryan and McConnell should keep their jobs, with 15 percent support overall.

Perhaps they are considering the dearth of accomplishments by the Republican Congress in its first year of “absolute” control of the federal government, with the House, Senate and White House.






posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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Time to get a third and fourth party, dems and repubs both SUCK!!!



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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So what you're implying is that voters are ready to ditch this extreme political polarization BS that has taken over our fine nation and finally meet in the middle...

MY FELLOW MODERATES, OUR TIME HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!

About damn time, too.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

It's too bad that congress's approval rate means virtually nothing isn't it? It's not even a valid metric since you're really only approving 1 out of 435 members of the House and 2 out of 100 in the Senate, and in some cases not even that much. Congressional approval is about as relevant as US residents approval of Angela Merkel.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: maria_stardust

So....are you sure the "joker" has taken root?
I remain sceptical that any human can CRACK all those lawyers.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: maria_stardust
So what you're implying is that voters are ready to ditch this extreme political polarization BS that has taken over our fine nation and finally meet in the middle...

MY FELLOW MODERATES, OUR TIME HAS FINALLY ARRIVED!

About damn time, too.


no, I'm afraid you are to close to the middle, you need to be about a foot, to a foot and a half away.

Damn extremists.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
According to a "poll", a high percentage of "likely" voters say they've had it with the Republican Leadership in the forms of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

People seem to want a complete change in Congress.

Especially since Trump "made a deal" with the Democrat Leadership last week.

That "deal" was not met with the "disagreement" from general Republican voters as would have normally been expected.

Remember, Trump won the Republican nomination after Republican voters in general rejected ALL the MS-Republican candidates.

Poll: Do-nothing Ryan-McConnell Congressional leadership support down to 15 percent


68 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of Independents want to see new Congressional leadership in the House and Senate, currently headed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a poll by the John McLaughlin conducted among 1,000 likely voters on Aug. 28 found.

Only 14 percent of Republican voters and 11 percent of Independents thought that Ryan and McConnell should keep their jobs, with 15 percent support overall.

Perhaps they are considering the dearth of accomplishments by the Republican Congress in its first year of “absolute” control of the federal government, with the House, Senate and White House.






Problem is when you ask voters about their congressman (the one they elect), they tend to have higher approval. So their is obviously a disconnect somewhere.

A big issue is that McConnel and Ryan set the agenda by in large yet are only elected by a small group in their home districts. So even if 95% of repubs hate them it doesnt matter as long as the rubes in Kentuxky and Wisconsin keep electing them.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: maria_stardust

Wrong, they're upset that they're not being less moderate they're not being more conservative

Jaden



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:36 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
A big issue is that McConnel and Ryan set the agenda by in large yet are only elected by a small group in their home districts. So even if 95% of repubs hate them it doesnt matter as long as the rubes in Kentuxky and Wisconsin keep electing them.


Is this an issue though? The agenda doesn't change much from leader to leader, it's really the quieter positions that hold the power like whip, or some of the actual staffers that are lifetime appointments. Even McConnell and Ryan are really just there to vote like everyone else.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: maria_stardust

Dang! Does this mean we might one day elect "moderate" Congress Critters that actually study and address critical issues facing the US? You know, like actual PROBLEM SOLVING!


nah, that's too much to hope for.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Is mere changing of the Congressional leaders going to change things? Most conservatives are disillusioned with any and all efforts and non-efforts from the current administration. Is Congress really that afraid to take an initiative stance on changing any thing the last administration has set in place or are they really not far off from the basic politics and policies of Obama that they don't even want to ever "drain the swamp" of the smelly deals at the IRS, FBI, state department and everywhere else that has been co-opted and corrupted?

More and more comes to the mind of thoughts and connections that suggest a secret government that is dictating the game plan and it doesn't care if wrong-doing is done in politics and government as long as it favors a desired goal at the end. All done despite what voters wanted.

It seems clear that the US is fast heading toward socialism as the undercover goal. The key to watch is the single-pay insurance arguments. If that concept starts gaining traction with Congress, then the red line has been crossed.

So, let us become socialist to an easy extent, cut our military budgets and handouts enough to pay for universal health care. We can easily do it! Many of us will be happy with the trade off and other parts of the world can learn to stand on their own feet.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Americans are getting sick and tired of partisan politics. We want congress to work together with each other instead of this constant bickering and party politicking, based on their petty little inside wars and their total disregard for getting the people's business done.

We are sick of DC corruption.

We are sick of catering to special interest groups, identity politics, and social justice warriors that keep our country teetering on the brink of civil unrest.

We want Immigration Reform.
We want Healthcare Reform.
We want Tax Reform.
We want Infrastructure projects to move forward.
We want Security including Cybersecurity.
We want the Swamp drained, including the mid-range bureaucrats that have infiltrated government and hold it hostage.

We want Maxine Waters to shut her piehole about "Impeach Fo-tee-fi" and get going on the business of the people.

We want Hillary Clinton brought to justice.....that will go a long way in restoring The People's confidence in government.

I have a feeling a lot of incumbents are going to be getting primaried.


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posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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LOL... I started a thread last month when it sunk to 16%, because I thought it couldn't get any lower!

President Trump should just work with Democrats and tell Republicans that they can join in...if they want to.

It's pitiful that the Republican MAJORITY has done ZERO, SQUAT, NOTHING in the 7 days since their Summer Vacation ended, while President Trump closed 3 big deals with Democrat leaders (Schumer/Pelosi) in less than 1 frickin hour last week.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Republicans in Congress have a small but very powerful "Establishment" clique.

The "ObamaCare" changes legislation(s) are one example.

It only took 3 (R)enegades to kill it.




posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I thought the skinny repeal was killed by just one (R)enegade, John McCain. Who were the other two?



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I support Trump not Republicans.

Ryan and his cronies better get with the program or they will get swept out with the rest of the trash in D.C.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Edumakated
A big issue is that McConnel and Ryan set the agenda by in large yet are only elected by a small group in their home districts. So even if 95% of repubs hate them it doesnt matter as long as the rubes in Kentuxky and Wisconsin keep electing them.


Is this an issue though? The agenda doesn't change much from leader to leader, it's really the quieter positions that hold the power like whip, or some of the actual staffers that are lifetime appointments. Even McConnell and Ryan are really just there to vote like everyone else.


So are you arguing that the "deep state" exists?

McConnell and Ryan (same on the Democrat side with their leadership) wield a lot of power. They set the agenda. The decide which bills get voted on, they direct money to down ticket candidates, they appoint committeeships, etc.

Different leadership in congress/senate makes the difference between Trumps agenda moving forward or not.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 02:15 PM
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posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: maria_stardust

I would say it's less about being moderate and more about doing what's right for Americans. Sometimes, that will mean doing the conservative thing and at other times, it will mean doing something more left leaning.

Occasionally, it will mean the more middle of the road thing.

But they have to stop worrying about who gets the credit for it and what power accrues to them as a result of what they do, and I don't see that every happening.



posted on Sep, 11 2017 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: carewemust

Republicans in Congress have a small but very powerful "Establishment" clique.

The "ObamaCare" changes legislation(s) are one example.

It only took 3 (R)enegades to kill it.



McCain changed his mind at the last minute after a conversation with Joe Biden. Otherwise, the repeal would have passed and gone back to the house for conference.



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