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Congress Approval Rating

Fear Mongering, Because It's All They Have Left

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Instead of constantly condemning, I would like to know what the GOP plans to do. Besides a travel ban which many experts believe would hamper efforts to contain the virus where it started, I have seen no solutions from Republicans to either of these crises.

Voters In This State Are Deeply Skeptical Of Congress

The Sacramento Bee | christopher cadelago | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

California voters remain intensely disapproving of the work conducted on their behalf on Capitol Hill, but they continue to offer a more upbeat assess...

Soooo Crack-Smoking Mayor Rob Ford Is More Popular Than Obama

Posted 11.22.2013 | World

He's admitted to smoking crack cocaine and buying illegal drugs; he's been videotaped threatening to kill someone, and he's been stripped of most of h...

Congress Approval Rating Drops To Dismal 5 Percent In Poll

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

A poll released Wednesday found Americans' approval of Congress dropping near all-time lows as the government shutdown continues with no solution yet ...

Congress: Restore the Circle of Protection and Your Reputations

David Beckmann | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
David Beckmann

The nation is again approaching hard deadlines that will require our leaders to come to bipartisan agreement on budget matters. Failure would lead to government shutdown and, again, risk our nation's creditworthiness and economic recovery.

Congress Disapproval Hits All-Time High In Poll

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

A NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday finds that Americans' disapproval of Congress has reached unprecedented levels, while approval of Pr...

Poll Shows Obama Approval Rating Slipping

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's re-election glow is gone. Congress' reputation remains dismal. And only about one in five Americans say they tr...

The Anti-Congress: Why Chris Christie Is the Most Electable Man in Politics

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Ami Fields-Meyer

Chris Christie is the most electable man in the country. It's simple: Americans regard Congress with scorn. Chris Christie is the anti-Congress. Americans will seriously consider electing Chris Christie president in 2016.

Congress Approval Rating Sinks To Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

Congress started the new year with an even lower approval rating than it had in 2012. Congress ended 2012 with a 15 percent average approval rating...

Poll: Cockroaches More Popular Than Congress

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 01.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

It's no secret that Congress isn't popular, but a new poll showcases that unpopularity with some rather startling comparisons. The Democratic-lean...

Members Of Congress Edge Out Car Salesmen For Dubious Honor

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Americans are about as likely to trust members of Congress as they are car salespeople, according to a Gallup poll released Monday surveying opinions ...

Many Lawmakers Returning Despite Lousy Image

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Listen up, voters, you're the boss. Your employee has barely produced the past two years, has hardly showed up for work, hasn't coopera...

Standardized Testing for Elected Officials

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

Rahm Emanuel wants to cheapen education to make it conform to a standardized testing model. So how about we come up with standardized testing models to see how our do-nothing politicians measure up?

The 2012 Campaign Theme: 'I Know You Are, But What Am I?'

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

This campaign season, each candidate has been accused of being a liar, out of touch with the middle class, clueless on how to fix the economy, or ending Medicare as we know it. It used to be if you were caught in a lie you had to apologize for it. Not today.

The Downgrades: Forget the 1%. It's the 9%, Stupid!

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

The downgrades in the credit ratings of major banks mean very little to the average consumer, but the downgrade in the credibility of Congress and the mess we have made of our financial regulatory structure should give us all pause.

Supreme Court's Approval Rating Only 44 Percent

Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

The American public's faith in government continues to decline. President Barack Obama's job approval rating currently stands at 47 percent, Gallu...

The View From the Rooftops

Mitch Feierstein | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Mitch Feierstein

Shareholders need to take a hit. That way, the ground will be cleared for better managed companies and stockholders will be reminded about the responsibilities of ownership. And central bankers should take responsibility too.

Trying to Fix a Broken Arm With a Band Aid

Abby Huntsman | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Congress isn't actually addressing the underlying structural issues that are impeding economic growth, global competitiveness, and national security. Instead, they are looking for incremental, "quick fix" legislation to placate constituents.

Welcome to the U.S. Egress

Arnie Reisman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Comedy
Arnie Reisman

Today's Congress does not work and it is time to throw them all out.

End of Year Reflections

Ed Koch | Posted 02.27.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

Let us hope that in 2012, our economy continues to rebound and that we are not dragged down by the economic crisis in Europe.

Is Congress Immune to Ethics?

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It's easier for me to believe in peace on Earth than to imagine Congress getting along. But a new study suggests that the secret to making politicians act like grownups might be to remind them of children.

Frustration Transforms Into Open Self-Loathing On Capitol Hill

The Los Angeles Times | Kathleen Hennessey | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

To its many issues -- dysfunction, occasionally impaired judgment, an inability to get things done -- Congress can add one more: Low self-esteem....

Things That Are More Popular Than Congress...

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

A greater percentage of Americans approve of polygamy than the United States Congress, according a set of polls. Last month, a New York Times poll ...

WATCH: Pelosi Blasts Republicans During 'Daily Show' Interview

Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared Wednesday night on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" to discuss various topics...

Jason Linkins

Sad-Sack Congresscritters Hate Themselves Almost As Much As Everyone Else Hates Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

What does one do when one learns that one is -- how shall I put this? Universally hated? Despised beyond measure by everyone? Well, if you are the U.S. Congress -- currently holding strong at a 9 percent approval rating in a world where I'm guessing that at least five percent of the public would allow themselves to have a pig's bladder full of live wasps thrown at their face at least once, just to try it -- you could decide that you are going to start doing the opposite of whatever it is you're doing now. But why make an effort when you can just make a bunch of glum jokes about it instead, as Lindsey Graham has decided to do?