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Bush's Approval Rating 28%, Congress 14%

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posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 01:04 PM
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PRINCETON, NJ -- Congress' job approval rating has dropped five percentage points over the past month, from 19% in June to 14% in July, making the current reading the lowest congressional job approval rating in the 34-year Gallup Poll history of asking the question. The previous low was 18%, last reached in May.


With Bush's approval rating at 28%, it's pretty ironic that those that spend their time criticizing him the most received a much lower approval rating, half of Bush to be exact.
14% is Pretty sad.



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It's time to get rid of all incumbents.




posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 01:16 PM
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how do they come up with the numbers though? if i were to be asked i wouldnt give my approval, probably alot of people wouldnt, so maybe the numbers would be higher or lower depending on more opinions. just a thought.



posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 01:46 PM
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Congress was as low as 9% earlier in the week. Not sure how they gained all those extra points.



posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 01:48 PM
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Its a different polling firm. Rasmussen had Congress at 9%.

[edit on 17-7-2008 by vor78]



posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 02:07 PM
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The numbers just go to show that they are all doing a poor job. They concentrate too much on winning elections, opinion polls, and every other kind of poll. Haven't you notice that every time they debate an issue they use a poll as to justify why they should or shouldn't do something. My advice to politicians. Throw away the polls and start doing what is in the best interest of America as a whole. You will never satisfy everybody no matter how hard you try.



posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 03:53 PM
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14% is just as bad as 28%.

Congress is comprised of MANY people. so 14% may be directed at 50% of congress, whereas the president accounts for 100% of the votes his or her self, entirely

So imo, they're both just as pathetic.

President Bush is hands down the laziest president we've ever had.
The congress we have right now wastes more time on pointless crap than anyone i've ever heard.

They fight between each other, instead of coming up with what the people want.


What happened to "by the people, of the people, and for the people" or whatever that saying is...?


Now its all about "What can i do to get on Fox News!!!?"

Pathetic.



posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 04:20 PM
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This isn't surprising in the least. What I am curious about is what was the turning point for all of those who voted for Bush to begin with. At what point did they start thinking he was no longer doing a good job? There is no intended sarcasm in this, not even a nanny-nanny-ha-ha.
I really want to know.

The numbers for congress aren't surprising either, but to be honest, I don't recall a time when I ever thought they were doing a bang-up job.



posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 04:40 PM
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Congress did push through a useful piece of legislation this week that Bush vetoed and was overridden - One that does not allow payments to doctors from medicare/medicaid to be slashed, or something similar to that.

Sure, they're mostly useless, but they do some good things. Bush does too of course.



posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by evanmontegarde
Congress did push through a useful piece of legislation this week that Bush vetoed and was overridden - One that does not allow payments to doctors from medicare/medicaid to be slashed, or something similar to that.

Sure, they're mostly useless, but they do some good things. Bush does too of course.


You're right. I did see that on CSPAN and felt a moment of satisfaction, lol. Thanks for the reminder.



posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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How about this:

House Speaker Pelosi calls Bush 'a total failure'

news.yahoo.com...

"Pelosi's counterpart in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid, long ago took off the rhetorical gloves. Last month, he ridiculed Republicans who sided with Bush on a Medicare bill.

"Who would be afraid of him?" Reid, D-Nev., said as many senators looked on. "He's got a 29 percent approval rating.""

Well, Reid, he got 29%. You got a what, 14%? Reid and Pelosi are cut from the same cloth. Neither of them are worth a damn.



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 08:20 AM
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Yes, but we're supposed to IGNORE democrat failings. Haven't you noticed how that works yet?


President Bush is hands down the laziest president we've ever had.


Just wow. Only in liberal brain land would 14% be better than 28% and lazy mean kicking terrorist ass for 7 years. We're supposed to believe Clinton was a good president after 2 failed wars, 5 successful terrorist attacks and lying in a rape investigation.

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posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 08:52 AM
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I heard on the radio yesterday that Congress had an approval rating of 8%. They might be different polls. Regardless, Congress is flubbing their job too.

One headline that I saw on Yahoo, was that Nancy Pilosi is accusing Bush of completely failing at his job. A strong case could be made to support this, as many people do not agree with his actions.

But, one thing that Pilosi doesn't talk about, was the claims that she made to Congress. She said that if they elect her speaker, that she has the plans to fix our nation's finance. The interesting thing, is that she has done everything to the contrary. I find it appalling that the only thing Congress does is blame the president for all of the shortcomings of the war. Correct me if I'm wrong but Congress has almost as much powers, with the system of checks and balances. Congress has sat on their butts and decided not to let us drill, or do anything else that could help our economy.

And we wonder why congress has an approval rating lower than the lowest president of all times? Personally, i think Congress are the criminals.

One might theorize that Congress wants the nation to look bad, so they can push their liberal agenda more with the new president. For, if Congress can make America as bad as possible with a Republican president, then surely the Democratic one will win the election. Yay Socialist Agenda!!



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 09:04 AM
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Originally posted by Dronetek
Congress was as low as 9% earlier in the week. Not sure how they gained all those extra points.

That came from Pelosi trash talking the prez.
As a matter of fact. wouldn't that be consider treason at a time of war which we are technically in?
If an enlisted general did it what would happen?
and pelosi is third in line to be prez the ultimate leader of the armed forces.



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 09:11 AM
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Originally posted by Alora
What I am curious about is what was the turning point for all of those who voted for Bush to begin with. At what point did they start thinking he was no longer doing a good job?

With me it started with the soft shoe act on the border. he is also lame on the trading issue.
he does not follow the conservative staples of:
BORDERS, LANGUAGE, CULTURE
it would have helped his case with me if he had pardoned those two border patrol agents that got sent to prison for shooting a drug smuggler in the butt.

[edit on 18-7-2008 by LastChance?]



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 09:20 AM
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Originally posted by LastChance?
That came from Pelosi trash talking the prez.
As a matter of fact. wouldn't that be consider treason at a time of war which we are technically in?
If an enlisted general did it what would happen?
and pelosi is third in line to be prez the ultimate leader of the armed forces.


Come on man... you need to be realistic... You know that she is protected by the freedom of speech. Congress would never let the Republican president chastize the Democratic lead of Congress for something this trifle. They would try to impeach him for that.


Originally posted by LastChance?
With me it started with the soft shoe act on the border. he is also lame on the trading issue.
he does not follow the conservative staples of:
BORDERS, LANGUAGE, CULTURE

And you Don't think that Congress is lame on these issues also? Our country's lack of discipline is not just the President's fault. Remember, if the President is making mistakes, its up to Congress to correct them.... NOT JUST COMPLAIN ABOUT IT!

But, people like complaing about the President....... It is easier than finding a solution. Couldn't Congress have pushed to help release those two border patrol agents also? I believe their names are Ramos and Compeion (sp?)

Congress is a presitidigator doing tricks while distracting us with distracting illusions. Most Useless Congress Ever



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by LastChance?

Originally posted by Alora
What I am curious about is what was the turning point for all of those who voted for Bush to begin with. At what point did they start thinking he was no longer doing a good job?

With me it started with the soft shoe act on the border. he is also lame on the trading issue.
he does not follow the conservative staples of:
BORDERS, LANGUAGE, CULTURE
it would have helped his case with me if he had pardoned those two border patrol agents that got sent to prison for shooting a drug smuggler in the butt.

[edit on 18-7-2008 by LastChance?]


I genuinely appreciate your reply. Thank you



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 01:27 PM
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we need NESARA or something like it...

www.nesara.us...


take care



posted on Jul, 18 2008 @ 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by ThreeDeuce
One might theorize that Congress wants the nation to look bad, so they can push their liberal agenda more with the new president. For, if Congress can make America as bad as possible with a Republican president, then surely the Democratic one will win the election. Yay Socialist Agenda!!


I think you may be right. I would not put anything past Congress because everything is nothing but a popularity contest for most of these opportunistic libs.
They always put their party before their country.

I'm not surprised by the excuses they are giving for these low ratings. Obviously it means nothing to them and nothing to be concerned about because considering the PC approach libs have taken towards the dumbing down of the educational system, to them 14% is still passing.



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