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Congress Holds Prestigious 71% Disapproval Rating

Posted on February 25 2010 10:00 pm
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By: Susan Thompson

In a survey released on Wednesday, 71% of those polled by Rasmussen now disapprove of Congress. Even as the administration and Congress have repeatedly tried to hit the magic “reset button” the disapproval rating of Congress has increased 10 points in the last month. What is surprising is the statistics behind the statistics.

In a shocking statistic, fully 48% of Democrats now disapprove of Congress. Obama’s “Change We Can Believe In” mantra has all but evaporated in a desert of economic turmoil, an activist Republican minority, and humbling Democratic defeats in recent elections. Democratic supporters largely feel disenfranchised with the inability of the administration and Congress to quickly pass health care and cap and trade legislation, both centerpieces of Obama’s legislative agenda.

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