Congressional Approval is Down To “Staffers and Relatives”
It seems like every week we comment that Americans’ approval of Congress has hit a new low.
But now, it’s into the single digits.
According to the recent CBS/New York Times poll, only nine percent of voters still approve of Congress. And the feeling is so universal that now people are just in disbelief that there are still people who think the body of lawmakers are doing a good job.
So who are these 9 percent? Republican Senator John McCain could be right when he quips, “We’re down to paid staffers and blood relatives.”
The down in the basement approval makes President Barack Obama’s low approval ratings no longer seem that awful. And if the latest Quinnipiac Poll is an example, Oabma’s campaign team has reason to celebrate.
Obama is leading both potential GOP presidential nominees in the battle ground state of Ohio. He leads former Governor Mitt Romney by 4 percent at 45 to 41, and leads businessman Herman Cain by an even bigger 8 points (47 to 39). In the head to head endorsement battle, Cain leads Romney 28 to 23.
Romney is also leading or tied with Cain in all four first endorsement contests, according to the latest CNN/Time polling. Romney has significant leads in Florida and New Hampshire, and very small leads within the margin of error in Iowa and South Carolina.
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