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Thursday, October 19, 2006

GOP approval at Record Low

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released yesterday, the Republican party's approval ratings are at an all-time low, with approval of the Republican-led Congress at its lowest point in 14 years. With the mid-terms less than three weeks away, 47% of those polled said they were less in favor of keeping Republicans in control of Congress, compared to 14% who favored the status quo.

Only 16% approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest level since 1992. This is a full 8 points lower then the 24% job approval rating that the majority Democrat Congress had in October of 1994. Democrats lost 52 House and 8 Senate seats in that midterm election. Indeed, the poll would seem to indicate that people have been paying attention to the issues they are hearing about, rather than the usual spin.

Issues from Iraq, the new Woodward book on the BushCo's mis-handling of the war, and the unfolding scandal over Mark Foley's perversions and the cover-ups, are sticking with voters despite GOP attempts to divert attention elsewhere, anywhere. The poll numbers and Bush's own dismal approval ratings (mired in the 30% range) are an ominous sign for a party trying to retain control of Congress. The poll of 1,006 registered voters was taken from October 13-16 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Stan Matuska said...

Why does this not surprise me?
It's just a matter of time (mid-term elections) and the house of cards will come tumbling down.

title="comment permalink">October 19, 2006 9:24 PM  
Blogger John Good said...

Stan - It won't matter one tiny little iota unless we ALL get together and fight for change, devils be damned!

BTW: After a lengthy discourse about your "illness" between the Hayhurst campaign and yours truly, we have chipped in and purchased you a spare sets of "balls". They are bright green and look great in almost ANY black luxury automobile!

PROSTHETIC NADS are NOT CHEAP!! We hope that you truly appreciate our gift and either keep them a secret or use their power to influence your family and co-workers. We have also generously donated several yard signs; look for them to be delivered tomorrow.

title="comment permalink">October 19, 2006 9:31 PM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

The thing we must all start hammering away at is the need for every single registered voter who is uncomfortable with the direction this White House & Congress have taken this nation to get out there and cast their ballot to throw the Neoconvicts out of Washington. They've had their shot, give someone else a try. There's no way new blood will make it any worse and we'll need good people with a strong and abiding belief in the Constitution to reset our civil liberties and habeas corpus back where they belong - protecting Americans! {cue "America, the Beautiful"} Democratic, moderate, and swing voters cannot get complacent over media reports of a Democratic surge in the polls. The only poll that matters is at the ballot box on (or before) Election Day. Educate your friends, remind them that they'll need proper identification, help them find their polling place. If we all work hard, we can make it happen.

Vote and make sure others do as well.

title="comment permalink">October 20, 2006 1:06 AM  
Blogger John Good said...

Robert - I couldn't have said it any better myself. We all need to be at full-throttle until November 8th, and then at least half-throttle afterwards. We have lots of "evildoing" to undo. . .

title="comment permalink">October 20, 2006 6:21 AM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

um, well YEA!! just listen to people talking in the grocery stores or markets...they are all a-buzz about how things suck...really suck!!

title="comment permalink">October 20, 2006 4:53 PM  

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