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Congress Popularity

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...

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...

Mark Blumenthal

Nancy Pelosi Is Actually Congress' Most Popular Leader | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

Congressional leaders get low marks for their job performance. The President and Secretary of State score low on Syria. And the Obama data team models...

In Targeted Republican Districts, Voters Turn on Congress and Their Own Members

Margie Omero | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

It's long been a truism of polling that voters hate Congress, but like their own Congressperson. Well, in targeted Republican-held Congressional districts, that's no longer true.

Obama Rips Page From Former President's Playbook

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Give `em hell, Barry? Heading into a tough re-election campaign, President Barack Obama has been railing against Congress to pass ...

The Kristol Method

Jeff Dorchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Dorchen

Kristol thinks voters need only to be reminded of what a bad Congress we've had for the past two years to get them off this Obama-is-great kick -- and he thinks McCain is just the man to do the persuading.

A Note for Wolf Blitzer, et. al. on Congressional Approval

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Moore

Approval ratings of Congress elecit very different responses from those of the president. For the president, it's his personal popularity. For Congress, it's a general mood of the country.

Bush, Congress Hit New Low in AP Poll

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's almost as if people can barely stand the thought of President Bush and Congress anymore. Bush reached his lowest approval rat...