Monday, August 31, 2009

Oh my: 57% would replace EVERYONE in Congress

I could go for that....More cowbell news: Approval at 46%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 30% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -11.

Twenty-nine percent (29%) are confident that Congress knows what it’s doing when it comes to the economy. If Americans could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, 57% would throw out all the legislators and start over again. Just 25% would vote to keep the Congress.
Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President's performance. That’s the lowest level of total approval yet measured for Obama. Fifty-three percent (53%) now disapprove. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Democrats approve while 83% of Republicans disapprove. As for those not affiliated with either major party, 66% disapprove.

The Dem and Republican numbers are not surprising, the independent number is.


  1. Anonymous11:09 AM

    Judging by your triumphant tone, I assume that you would expect the Republicans to win if there was a new election right now. Wouldn't it be funny, though, if the majority of the American people thought the current batch isn't left ENOUGH? It's possible, as Obama keeps caving in to the "centrist" of various stripes and health care reform is going nowhere thanks to some premier obstruction even from his own party.

  2. Yeah, that must be it, they are not radical enough. Your sense of US politics is SO AWESOME;

    From Politico;

    At the mid-August Netroots Nation convention, Nate Silver, a Democratic analyst whose uncannily accurate, stat-driven predictions have made his website a must read among political junkies, predicted that Republicans will win between 20 and 50 seats next year. He further alarmed an audience of progressive activists by arguing that the GOP has between a 25 and 33 percent chance of winning back control of the House.

  3. Anonymous9:36 AM

    Well at least try to make my own judgments, as opposed to cutting and pasting other people's stuff. Besides, I was just positing a hypothetical. Obama has let a lot of people down on the left, too. The right was never even going to give him a chance, so they're irrelevant. And only adding to their irrelevance by acting like a bunch of nutjobs, like preaching for Obama's death, bringing weapons to town halls and acting like a bunch of crazies during them.

  4. First of all I cut/paste stuff I agree with or find interesting...thats normally what people do on blogs. My opinion is quite clear. Sorta like putting a picture of one self holding up their middle finger with the girl friend by their side.

    Second, Republicans lead in the generic ballot for the first time in years, YEARS....of course I do not doubt that the Republicans are quite capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory since they have demonstated that talent many times in the past. Your dismissive attitude is a perfect example of libs and how they think they know what is best...until they get crushed at the polls because they try to cram too much too fast and their policies are far too radical.

    No one is preaching for Obama's death, you and the media are lying about that. As for bringing weapons to townhalls, in my opinion not necessary and not very helpful, but they did not break the law since these things happened in states that have conceal/carry laws so stop your whining. The guy that had the semi-automatic assault weapon, a black guy no-less, said he did it because he could and he wanted to see the reaction from the media. It was all a setup by him and the guy who interviewed him.