Thursday, December 26, 2013
A CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday found two-thirds of Americans said the current Congress is the worst in their lifetime, while 73 percent agree that this Congress has done nothing to address the country's problems.
The dissatisfaction with Congress crossed party and generational lines, according to CNN's polling director.
"That sentiment exists among all demographic and political subgroups. Men, women, rich, poor, young, old - all think this year's Congress has been the worst they can remember," Polling Director Keating Holland said. "Older Americans - who have lived through more congresses - hold more negative views of the 113th Congress than younger Americans. Republicans, Democrats and independents also agree that this has been the worst session of Congress in their lifetimes."
The poll found that blame was spread across the aisle: 52 percent said they believed Democrats in Congress would move the country in the wrong direction, while 54 said the same of Republicans. An equal percentage, 54 percent, weren't optimistic about President Barack Obama's policies.
The poll surveyed 1,035 adults nationwide by phone from Dec. 16-19. The survey had a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
The dysfunction of Congress is so bad, many American strongly disapprove of the legislative body. But so far, it hasn't budge the needle on the party in the lead in a CNN/ORC generic poll.
The Republicans lead in a five point advantage against the Democrats in the latest CNN/ORC poll.
About 49% of respondents believe the Republicans are more capable of dealing with the problems in Congress. Democrats have 45% in the capability. So that means, the president's agenda is strongly disapproved by Americans.
And yes, even though the Republicans have stalled nominees, shutdown the government, said so many outrageous and yes condescending things, the party has the most energized support.
Although this may spook the Democrats, you shouldn't worry too much right now! How bad will it get before the elections?
President Barack Obama's first year into his second term was bad to say at least. He couldn't get nothing done during this session because of the Stallmigos.
People aren't that fickle on the issues of America. If you're that fickle to the problems we all are facing, then you're likely a Republican or a very stupid ass conservative agitator.