Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Historic Lows for Congress

Democrats and independents have lost faith in Congress in the latest Gallup Poll showing historically low approval levels for the Legislative Branch.

Congress gets an 18% approval rating. It appears to be entirely from Democrats and independents upset over Congress' failure to change US policies toward Iraq. From Gallup:

"Americans elected the Democrats as the majority party in Congress in November 2006's midterm election in large part due to frustration with the Iraq war and an ineffective and scandal-plagued Republican-led Congress. But any hopes that the elections would lead to change have not been realized as Democrats' repeated attempts to force a change in Iraq war policy have been largely unsuccessful due to presidential vetoes, disagreements within their own party, and the inability to attract Republican support for their policy proposals. "

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