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Congress Approval

Americans Don't Like New Congress Any Better Than The Last One

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

Since last year, Americans have grown increasingly positive about jobs, the direction of the country and even the president -- but they're not yet wil...

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 ...

A Record Number Of Americans Don't Like Their Own Member Of Congress

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Most Americans aren't going to miss Congress while it's on summer break. A majority 51 percent of Americans disapprove of their own congressional r...

Americans Hate Congress More Than Jar Jar Binks

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

We already knew Americans rank Congress below cockroaches and Nickelback, but a new poll provides further evidence of just how little love the public ...

This Is How Many Americans Approve Of Congress

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into a congressional election year, Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would...

The Return of the 'Silent Majority'

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

This is still a democracy. Together we can bring sanity and reasonableness back but only if our voices are heard.

8 In 10 Voters Say Congress Doesn't Deserve To Take A Recess

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

According to a Fox News poll released Wednesday night, just 14 percent voters think Congress has worked hard enough to deserve a summer recess, while ...

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...

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 ...

The Daily Szep - Congress Approval

Paul Szep | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Paul Szep


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.

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 ...

Lawmakers Joke About Having Worst Approval Rating Of All Time

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Congress' approval rating dropped to its lowest level ever this week, bottoming out at a dismal 9 percent, according to a new New York Times/CBS News ...

Bigger Battles Still To Come For Deeply Unpopular Congress

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After the U.S. avoided a government budget crisis in the nick of time for third time this year, the public seems fed up with the no...

Bad News For Congress, And Republicans Could Pay Greatest Price

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans are plenty angry at Congress in the aftermath of the debt crisis and Republicans could pay the greatest price, a new Asso...

Poll Suggests Public Losing Patience With New Congress

McClatchy | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Once again, the public is getting increasingly disgusted with Washington....

Obama More Popular Than Congress, According To Ap-GfK Poll

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans have come to detest Congress ever more deeply as it nears the end of a nasty fight over health care. But more than half s...