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Congress approval rating lowest ever in mid-term election year

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  1. Andrew
    Member

    Lower than 2010, when Democrats had the House and the Senate. That year the approval rating was 21%. Since Republicans have taken over, the approval rating his dropped to 16%:

    http://www.kionrightnow.com/news/politics/Poll-Congress-gets-record-low-approval-rating-in-midterm-year/26513904

    Still, thanks to gerrymandering, it seems unlikely Republicans will lose the House in 2014, even though, as in 2012, most likely more voters nationally will vote for Democrats than for Rebublicans.

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 12:36 PM #
  2. Deane Johnson
    Member

    And I just saw a pole reflecting the opposite results. That poll gave Congress a 13% approval rating. Shall we agree that we don't know what will happen?

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 01:31 PM #
  3. Andrew
    Member

    No, I don't agree - I think Republicans will keep the House because of gerrymandering. I am making no prediction on the Senate.

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 01:57 PM #
  4. saveitnow
    Member

    First Deane-you have stated that you don't vote.

    Second where did you see this "pole"?

    I have heard of polls.

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 02:21 PM #
  5. HD
    Member

    Gerrymandering, Schmerrymandering. That has little to do with it.

    You've got an out of touch administration with high disapproval ratings.

    Plus, there's historic precedent that the party not in the White House picks up seats.

    Limbo, watch the left go low:

    http://www.symposium-magazine.com/symposium_magazine/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Parker-Graph2.jpg

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 08:18 PM #
  6. Vitalogy
    Member

    Tell us how happy you are about the rape rooms being eliminated. Was it worth all the dollars and US military's lives?

    Congress's approval is directly a result of GOP obstructionism. Lucky for them they've fixed the local vote so their minority opinions can continue to bring us back to the dark ages.

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 08:21 PM #
  7. kennewickman
    Member

    Or we could go look to the Majority Opinions of the "ISIS"...where Sharia Law is INFACT based upon the DARK AGES !

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 08:43 PM #
  8. Andrew
    Member

    Herb: Gerrymandering, Schmerrymandering. That has little to do with it.

    Right, and the UN authorized the US invasion of Iraq. And the polls are all wrong; Romney is going to win in a landslide.

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 08:46 PM #
  9. HD
    Member

    'In a development that might not bode well for their electoral prospects, Democrats appear to be pushing news stories selectively framing their 2014 losses — some seven months out from Election Day.

    On Saturday, The New York Times ran an article strongly implying Republicans are attempting to disenfranchise African-American voters in "pivotal swing states." Two days later, the AP ran a story suggesting that gerrymandering explains the Republican advantage.

    First, pace Touré gerrymanding couldn't explain why Republicans are poised to take the Senate. Second, there's reason to believe people are self-segregating along ideological lines. None of this matters, of course — not when there's an imminent loss to be pre-emptively explained. And that's just what's happening.'

    http://theweek.com/speedreads/index/259033/speedreads-are-democrats-laying-the-groundwork-to-explain-2014-losses#axzz34rcwGQC2

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 08:55 PM #
  10. shipwreck
    Member

    Open primaries take the elections out of the hands of the parties and give the electorate back their free choices. There's a petition being circulated now for a ballot initiative to make Oregon an open-primary state, and I urge everyone to sign it.

    Posted on June 16, 2014 - 10:05 PM #