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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Lois Jordan
Lois Jordan5 years ago

This is what we get when SCOTUS solidified the marriage of Wall St/ K Street/ Corporations/ Congress; and Lobbyists work with Congressional aides to write the bills favoring Banksters, Corporations, Wall St. and the wealthiest. Most of Congress is bought and paid for by them. This is taxation without representation; built to benefit the 1%.

Frances C.
Frances C.5 years ago

More reasons:

They are intolerant.

Frances C.
Frances C.5 years ago

Some reasons why the Republican tea party can't win in 2012:

They won't raise taxes on the millionaires and billionaires.
They will gut Social Security and Medicare.

Frances C.
Frances C.5 years ago

The reasons the Republican tea party can't win in 2012:

They won't raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires.

Sharon H.
Sharon H.5 years ago

Paul C....
Lucky you. We are stuck with Virginia Foxx who fits right in with the same no-news network. I've sent her letters about different things including making marijuana legal and her various replies were the same as those all of you got. Her response on marijuana was that she would never vote to make that drug legal because of blah, blah,blah. I responded back that her narrow mindedness plus her hatred for the welfare of the people in her state was the reason that I would never vote for her and that I was going to spread the word to as many people as I could. Needless to say, she never responded to that.

Sharon H.
Sharon H.5 years ago

Victoria...I LOVE your sense of humor!!!

Keevin Shultz
Keevin Shultz5 years ago

Thank you!

William Seuffert
William Seuffert5 years ago

9%????!!!!! LOL!!!!! they must also be paid workers from India told what to say. I refuse to believe we have that many dumb a ss people in this country. And for McCain to even say that jokingly says alot about GOP. I sometimes wish the President waited to pass Obamacare in the second term then they would not have any thing to say bad about him. But today despite the tea baggies our economy grew 2.5%!!!! I pray it keeps going up because it will really silence the repugs!!!!

Nancy Dodson
Nancy Dodson5 years ago


And today Obama used his executive power to make it easier for college students to pay back their student loans. We all know if he had run it through this do nothing congress they would have voted it down because it was for students and not the wealthy. They are the most pitiful bunch of lunatics I've ever seen in government in my 73 years. They want to take over women's bodies, try to see that nobody has health care when all of the other major countries have very successful health care plans that are much cheaper than ours, they want no cuts in military spending when our country is broke, it goes on and on. Why on earth would anyone find the Republican Party worthy of a vote?

My husband just had heart surgery in April (5 bypasses) and our hospital bill was $229,000.00 and we have health insurance and Medicare 1 and 2 and we only have to pay $1132.00. Now you loony Repubs who want to deny Americans health care just tell me how many of us could afford to pay THAT hospital bill on our own? Get your noses out of the arses of Fox News and learn some facts of what YOUR party wants to inflict on it's citizens while supporting the wealty who have quadrupled their wealth in the past 10 years thanks to the Repugs!

Victoria M.
Past Member 5 years ago

but Rob ... i think he delivers :P