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Flynn: Congress Should Be Bigger

Brian Flynn: In this age of bitter partisanship, it is not surprising that congressional approval ratings are at an all-time low. But how did our national legislature get to the point where only 10 percent of Americans approve of its actions? The answer: Congress no longer represents the will of the people, and it hasn't for a very long time. The House of Representatives has become another U.
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Popularity of Congress Remains Extremely Low, but 90% Expected to Win Re-election

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (yesterday)

espite historically low approval ratings, at least 90 percent of members are expected to easily win their re-election. Maybe if the system didn't aggressively insulate most members of Congress from any electoral consequences the ins... Read Post

Congressional Job Approval Ties Historic Low of 13%

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (3 years ago)

Americans' evaluation of the job Congress is doing is the worst Gallup has ever measured, with 13 percent approving, tying the all-time low measured in December 2010. Disapproval of Congress is at 84 percent, a percentage point high... Read Post

The Disease of American Democracy

Politics / US Politics : Huffington Post: Politics Blog (8 hours ago)

Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 ... Read Post


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