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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by diehardgator1, Oct 3, 2013.
old, if it make you feel better that prezBO has higher ratings than Congress? hahaha have at it
The Congessional republican caucus is not subject to election en banc by the nation at large. Until that changes, your comparison fails.
not just of Congress.....but approaching 2.5 times the approval rating of Congressional GOP
to the poster who said that politicians should only have their job approval rating come from their constituents...On an individual basis you have an argument in regards to whether that pol will be re-elected.
Thing is, Congress is a body of govt. And can be evaluated in toto in regard to approval for how well congress as a body is doing its job. Secondly, with structure of congress the house can be evaluated fairly by political party, especially the party with majority in each house of congress(Dems with majority in Senate, and GOP with majority in House) So it is quite reasonable to evaluate in approval ratings how well or not so well House GOP is doing its job as a group. In particular in this matter is how well House GOP members are able to work together as a whole. Sadly they are working as a hole instead of as a whole.
and that makes it okay? please
oldgator, if you want to make that comparison, it must consider the historical ratings of that institution and their relative change, rather than simply using raw numbers that have significantly different historical bounds. Congress has always polled lower than the President, with possible exceptions during Watergate or similar scandals, making low Congressional ratings inherently less notable. Obama's raw numbers may be higher in absolute terms but if they have moved lower relatively or percentage wise, that can certainly change the calculus if who is experiencing more political damage.
Regardless of what the people think about the rep party, Obama's approval rating is still 41%.
If the reps approval rating was 10% and Obama's was 15%, the Obamanites would brag that his approval rating was higher than the reps. What a joke.
They are still looking for that pony under a pile of manure.
When your primary action is spinning, the perception matters more than the phenomenon itself.
When evreryone thinks alike...no one is thinking.
it is kind of like the grey tip on the top of chicken chit-that is chicken chit too
Umm, Democrats approval rating isn't great. But don't let me interrupt the blind ramblings of party sheeple.
Another skewing factor is the very low polling republicans receive in liberal jurisdictions. Playing up those numbers is like a preacher using the choir's exclamations as proof of the truth of the sermon.
Do you remember a couple of decades ago, when the 'rats controlled congress? There was a huge movement for term limits, and the battle cry was: "Throw the bums out!"
The incumbents pretty much held their own (as usual), and the MSM was perplexed.
...and so they added a line to the 'battle cry', saying apparently it's:
"...throw the bums out....just not our bum."
Such is the nature of congress (like lawyers)--hated in the generic...but 'yours' somehow gets a pass.
(stated differently: 'everybody hates lawyers...until they need one'; 'everybody hates lawyers...except theirs'; and applied to congressmen: everyone hates politicians...but then,they always seem vote *theirs* back in).
It's just not a very telling comparison.
Congress just isn't a popular group of people. They're the butt of too many jokes. Who would we pick on, if Congress all of a sudden became popular?
Isn't this the same argument you used when the polls show Obama winning?
don't mind Minister of Information----he just tends to spin like a minister of propaganda
I have no idea to what you are referring.
Keep carrying that water.
Obama's approval ratings have actually improved (although not by very much) since this thread was originally posted. According to the RealClearPolitics average, 44.3% of the respondents approve of Obama's performance while 50.3% disapprove for a net negative of 6.0%. The average is for Congress is 14.2% approval, 78.3% disapproval for a net -64.1%.
Today's update. Obama at -5.5% (44.5% approve, 50.0 disapprove). Congress at -71.5% (10.5 approve, 82.0% disapprove). RealClearPolitics
Since we all know that polls no matter who conducts them can be framed to achieve the desired results- I am more concerned about direction and leadership from prezBO- he sets the tone
Let us cut to the chase boys! At the "Press Conference" yesterday Obama made Forest Gump look like a flipping genius. Never have I listened to such a load of BS, and I've been around long enough to have heard plenty!!