posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 02:53 PM
I have thought about this topic for awhile now...And wanted to throw it out there...
If the Democrats control the House, and an equal number of Democrats and Republicans control the Senate, and the Public is dissatisfied with both
Democrats (According to one article below, Democratic voters are criticizing Congress more than the Republicans...Yet the Democrats control the House)
and Republicans job performance...
How will either Obama or McCain make a difference once elected President?
How many Democrats, Republicans and Independents are currently serving in Congress?
As the 110th Congress was sworn in on January 4th, the Senate was made up of 49 Democrats, 49 Republicans and two Independents who caucus with the
Democrats, which gives Democrats a slim majority. In the House, there are currently 233 Democrats and 202 Republicans.
WASHINGTON — Congressional job approval ratings have sunk to their lowest point in three decades, according to the latest Gallup Poll.
A survey of 1,016 adults taken July 10-13 found that 14% approve of the job Congress is doing. That's half President Bush's record low 28% job
approval number, and the lowest congressional rating since Gallup first began asking the question in 1974.
The most recent decline comes almost exclusively from Democrats, whose approval of Congress fell from 23% in June to 11% in July, while
independents’ and Republicans’ views of Congress did not change much. As a result, Republicans are now slightly more likely than Democrats to
approve of the job the Democratic-controlled Congress is doing (19% vs. 11%)..
Personally, and as an Independent, I think that Obama has the best shot, right now, at making a difference because his party controls Congress at the
But what happens when the public votes the Democrats out of office?
Will we have another "Lame Duck" presidency?