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Why Do We Dislike Congress More Than Bush?


I have been wondering this for awhile and decided to take a look at the opinion polls accumulated on the website www.pollingreport.com and this is what I found.
 
President Bush’s approval rating is about 25% whereas Congress has an approval rating of only 15% (I got these figures by averaging so far for the month of October).
 
Now the Democrats have an approval rating of 34% and Republicans 27%, so don’t ask me why the combined approval for both is twice as high as “Congress” separately because I don’t know. Maybe we favor the political parties more than the institution in which they work through. Who knows?
 
But the interesting thing is these findings:
 
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Jan. 20-22, 2008. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide. MoE ± 4.4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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