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Congressional Approval

Voters Are Likely To 'Keep The Bums In' Despite Low Congressional Approval

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in,...

Clinton Repeats '08 Mistake

Brent Budowsky | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

There is a growing concern in Democratic circles, which I share, about whether the Hillary Clinton who could run in 2016 is repeating the mistake she made in 2008, when she ran as the inevitable and invincible candidate of a political establishment held in widespread public disrepute.

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 ...

Congress Gets Rough Treatment At Supreme Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court left little doubt during last week's marathon arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that i...

Jason Linkins

Americans Prefer Random Assortment Of Strangers To Run Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Just how much do ordinary Americans dislike the group of legislators who are currently spending their days babbling at each other in the House of Repr...

Searching for Approval

Gavin Shulman | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Gavin Shulman

Congress's current approval rating of 11 percent is the lowest in the history of Gallup measuring. While it could be a ton of fun to mock our chosen leaders, what does that say about us as an electorate?

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?

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 ...

Mark Blumenthal

Congressional Approval Tanks: What Can Turn It Around?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

This article has been updated to include a new New York Times/CBS News poll released Thursday night. WASHINGTON -- The new CNN/ORC International po...

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....