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Congratulations, Congress! Americans Hate You Slightly Less Now
You know how everyone pretty much hates Congress? True story! A PPP poll in January found Congress less popular than root canals, head lice, cockroaches, and, worst of all, Nickelback. Maybe it is because this particular Congress is on track to be the laziest sack of Congress EVAH! Maybe it is because when Congress does bother rolling out of bed in the afternoon to show up for work, it wastes time on stuff like IRSfauxghazigate and cutting food stamps because screw them poors, and House Republicans can't stop trying to repeal Obamacare eleventeen thousand times. But the times, they are a-changin', and a new Gallup poll shows that, well, Americans still hate Congress -- A LOT -- but slightly less.
Americans remain highly critical of the job Congress is doing, but the 19% who approve is up significantly from 14% last month, and the highest in any month since October 2012. [...]
Congress' approval rating remains low, and well below the historical average of 33% since Gallup began asking the question in 1974. However, given that Congress' ratings have been almost exclusively below 20% the last three years, its current 19% approval rating seems positive by comparison.
Winning sort of!
But break out your sad face because there is some bad news ... for Republicans:
However, [Obama's] job approval rating, currently at 45% in Gallup Daily tracking, remains much higher than that of Congress. His approval rating for handling the situation in Syria, specifically -- again from the pre-speech Sept. 5-8 poll -- is 31%.
Well, we sure are confused. After all, what with Obama being pretty much the devil, Holocausting us with his health care reform and inciting race riots by presidenting while black and personally shoving birth control pills down the throats of every white virgin, you'd think his popularity rating would be somewhere around negative 34 trillion (give or take). Gosh, Americans sure are fickle, huh?
Keep up the good work, Congress, and you just might have head lice beat one day.
[ Gallup ]