Friday, January 27, 2012

Majority of Americans would vote out every member of Congress


NBC reports: In a country sharply divided on almost every issue, most Americans agree on one thing: they don’t like Congress.

Fifty-six percent of registered voters say they would vote out every member of Congress if there were a place on the ballot to do so. That’s the highest response in favor of the question since it was first asked in March 2010.

And they say so across the ideological spectrum – with 55% of liberals, 55% of moderates, and 58% of conservatives all feeling the same way.

“We found the one area in which all people in the country agree,” said Republican pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted the survey with Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart.

Combine that with Congress continuing to be at near-record lows in approval at 13% and all members of Congress are at risk, McInturff said.

But there are also warning signs specifically for Republicans.

More people say the GOP has brought the wrong kind of change (31%) in Congress than the right kind (12$). That represents a drop for the GOP from a year ago, right after when they took control of the House as a result of the sweeping 2010 elections. In January 2011, 25% thought Republicans would bring the right kind of change versus 20% who thought they would bring the wrong kind.

Those attitudes are also far worse than right after when Democrats took control of the House in 2006 (42%/15%) and Republicans regained a majority in 1994 (37%/11%).

“People want Congress to get things done, act responsibly and fix the economy,” McInturff said, “and if they don’t,” they could be in trouble. McIntruff added, “These guys are going to be running in a head wind.”

--> This is where the leadership of the two men pictured above has led us; to completely rebuke the inadequate policies and inane bickering of a do-nothing Congress. They've all but guaranteed President Obama's reelection.

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