The Congress as a whole remains in a state of substantial disapproval by the folks who elected them and there seems little prospect for that changing any time soon. Going back at least ten years it is not possible to find a time when approval of Congress exceeded disapproval. Continue reading “Congress”
As of the last week of August, Congress had a disapproval rating of 74% and an approval rating of 15%. [Fox News, 8/29/17]
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As of the last week of July, Congress had an approval rating of 10% and a disapproval score of 84%. [Quinnipiac] Continue reading “Congress”
“As a country, we are becoming more partisan, with our last election the most parliamentary in our history. Every single Senate race was won by the same party as the presidential race in that state, and 400 out of 435 House districts voted the same way for House and president.” [Charlie Cook, 5/25/17]
There is one thing on which Democrats and Republicans agree; when asked whether local issues or national issues are most important when folks cast their votes for Congress, national issues wins, hands down.
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72% disapprove of the job being done by Congress while only 20% approve.
The last time the disapproval number was lower was in February of this year when it was 60%, before that it was February 2011 when the disapproval number was 69%. Continue reading “Congress”
There is growing racial and ethnic diversity in the House and Senate. In the 107th Congress there were 36 Blacks, 19 Hispanics and 7 Asians. In this 115th Congress there are 49 Blacks, 39 Hispanics, 15 Asians and 2 Native Americans. [Pew Research Center] Continue reading “Congress”