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: