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Congress Approval Ratings

A Warning to Hillary Clinton

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I am a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton for president, but here is my warning to her: American voters don't want to be sold a "new Hillary," which is reminiscent of an earlier politician whose handlers invented the term "new Nixon."

I'll Vote for That

Katharine Rose | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Katharine Rose

The mere idea that members of Congress should be required to take annual ethics training speaks volumes about how far we have strayed from our founders' values, but may be necessary as a first step toward restoring decency and respectability in our nation's capital.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Obama's Approval Rating Ticks Up Amid Good Economic News | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

After nearly a year of static approval ratings, President Barack Obama's numbers are showing signs of a modest rise. Obama's approval rating langui...

Given How Much Americans Dislike Congress, It's Shocking Anyone Got Elected At All

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Only 9 percent of Americans approved of Congress in the weeks leading up to the midterm elections, which may explain why the election drew the lowest ...

Senate High Drama After Nov. 4

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In six days, the nation will render its collective judgment in the midterm elections, and none of us knows what voters will do when they choose their poison on Election Day.

Senate Shaping Up 50-50

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

When the new Senate convenes next year, the most influential person on Capitol Hill could be Greg Orman, the independent candidate for senator from Kansas, who I predict today will be elected in November.

Democrats And Republicans Divided About How To Fix Congress

The Huffington Post | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A new Gallup poll finds that while most Democrats and Republicans disapprove of the job Congress is doing, supporters of the two parties have very dif...

Americans' Approval Of Congress Near Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Americans are on track to be unhappier with Congress this year than before any midterm election since 1974, according to a Gallup poll released Monday...

Dysfunctional Party Bureaucracies Lead Congress Astray

Stephen Tryon | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Stephen Tryon

Americans have good reason to be disgusted with politics in Washington. Both major political party organizations shamelessly pursue policies designed to generate the most money and power for the party in the short term.

7 Valentine's Day Cards From Congress to You

James Napoli | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

What with the levels of dissatisfaction in the nation, Congress needs to start taking desperate measures to, well, woo the public once again. And what better time of year to pour on the charm than Valentine's Day?

Voting Matters

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

If the nation does not turn the corner and return economic promise to most of its citizens, the divide between the haves and have not, will grow and bring with it the type of unrest that comes with dissatisfaction.

Obama Can Rise Again

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Voters who disapprove of Congress should "throw out the bums" who create the conditions that voters despise, and should defeat do-nothing and obstruct-everything Republicans in Washington.

Grayson To Congress: We Are Less Popular Than Dog Poop

Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) took to the House floor Tuesday to announce to his colleagues just how unpopular they all are. Delivering an epic speec...

Poll: Dog Poop, Hipsters More Popular Than Congress

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Congressional approval currently languishes at historic lows, but what does that really mean? According to the latest figures from Public Policy Po...

The Hypocrisy of a Cockroach Congress and CAFO Pollution Control

Scott Edwards | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Scott Edwards

Congressional support of the NSA action is widespread. Even liberals like Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat from California, defends the NSA information-gathering exercises as necessary for "protecting America" from terrorism. So what about "protecting America" from pollution?

There Ought to Be a Law Against an 'Incompetent' Congress

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
Diane Dimond

What would you say if I told you the federal government is spending at least $800 million dollars on something you don't like or want? It's happening. Year after year and the actual figure is probably closer to $1 billion dollars annually.

Congressional Approval Can't Get Much Lower

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Just 6 percent of voters give Congress a positive job rating, according to polling released Wednesday. One percent think Congress is doing an excel...

The Attack on a Fact-centered Political Science

Bryan D. Jones | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Bryan D. Jones

Why did his Senate colleagues agree? Why not some other social science discipline? Why not all social science? In the end, politicians don't appreciate scrutiny, which is exactly what political science does.

Report Finds High Job Satisfaction In Congress Amid Low Approval Ratings

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Members of Congress say they are happy with their jobs and feel fulfilled by the work that they do -- even as congressional approval ratings continue ...

Multimedia Challenge Seeks Your Radical Ideas On Democracy

Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact

Disagree with the President on foreign policy? Have better ideas on averting the fiscal cliff? Well, here's your chance to throw your in your two cent...

Americans Unchained: Guns, Government and Justice

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

The presence of a million more guns than people in this country is an alarming plebiscite on the nation's confidence in the rule of law. If Americans lose faith in the courts as they have with other democratic institutions, disputes that would otherwise be settled by law will be settled by force.

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...

WATCH: Every Member Of Congress Arrested Because They're Awful

Posted 12.04.2012 | Comedy

Remember that time when Congress was penalized for its irresponsible actions that hurt millions? Yeah, neither can we. But the Onion News Network h...

The Daily Szep - Congress Approval

Paul Szep | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep