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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 The answer: Congress no longer represents the will of the people, and it hasn't for a very long time.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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Congressional approval is up. But barely.

Politics / US Politics : 2chambers (3 years ago)

The good news for lawmakers: Congressional approval is up 7 points in the last four months. The bad news: Their approval rating is just 17 percent. New numbers from Gallup released Monday show Americans’ approval of Congress this mo... Read Post

Farewell to the 113th; there's nowhere to go but up

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (yesterday)

So long, Congress—we won't miss you and neither will anyone else for that matter, as MSNBC points out. Congress' approval rating this year averaged just 15 percent, one point above last year's record-low average. Remember when we th... 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


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