Thursday, November 22, 2007

80% of Americans Disapprove of Democrat Congress

Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi,Chuck Schumer,Jim Clyburn and Dick Durbin

The latest Gallup Panel survey as reported by Lydia Saad, conducted Oct. 25-28, 2007, asked Americans to say whether they are “pleased,” “neutral,” “disappointed,” or “angry” about the way the Democrats in Congress have been dealing with seven major issues confronting the nation. A CNN poll says that 75% of Americans disapprove of Congress.

This information comes at a time when Gallup's latest poll finds only one in five Americans approve of the job Congress is doing at this time. That current rating is among the lowest that Gallup has ever measured dating back to 1974. According to this Gallup poll 80% of the American people disapprove of the Democrat controlled Congress.

Results for this panel study are based on telephone interviews with 1,000 national adults, aged 18 and older, conducted Oct. 25-28, 2007. Respondents were randomly drawn from Gallup’s nationally representative household panel, which was originally recruited through random selection methods. The final sample is weighted so it is representative of U.S. adults nationwide. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points.

On the seven major issues confronting the nation; Terrorism, The Economy, Government Reform, Healthcare, Iraq, Immigration, The Federal Budget Deficit a majority of Americans were disappointed with Democrats than pleased with them as shown below:

  Pleased % Neutral % Disappointed % Angry %
The Economy 12354112
Government Reform 12334114
Healthcare 12284317
Iraq 11204325
Immigration 8273926
The Federal Budget Deficit 7324416
This information couldn’t have come at a worst time for a Democrat led Congress because of the positive news regarding the war in Iraq with violence down and generals considering decreasing to pre-surge numbers. The Democrat leadership has begun a fight with the Whitehouse regarding the war to curry favor with the more extreme netroot, code pink, George Soros part of the Democrat base.

Ultimately Democrat acts are a thinly veiled threat to de-fund the war while American soldiers are in harms way.

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