Democrats and Republicans Reach a New Low

A new survey from Rasmussen finds that just 6% of likely voters think the Congress is doing a good or excellent job, compared with 61% who say the Congress is doing a poor job representing the interests of the American people.  From Rasmussen:
Just six percent (6%) of Likely U.S. Voters now rate Congress' performance as good or excellent, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Last month, Congressional approval ratings fell to what was then a record low with eight percent (8%) who rated its performance good or excellent.

Sixty-one percent (61%) now think the national legislators are doing a poor job, a jump of nine points from a month ago.
The findings are consistent across the partisan spectrum:
With divided control of Congress, neither party's voters are very happy. Eight percent (8%) of GOP voters give Congress positive marks, compared to five percent (5%) of Democrats and six percent (6%) of voters not affiliated with either of the major parties. 
A separate poll from Rasmussen finds that a plurality of Americans recognize that the Democrat-Republican Congress is plagued by corruption.  From Rasmussen:
46% of Likely U.S. Voters now view most members of Congress as corrupt. That’s up seven points from June and the highest finding yet recorded.  Just 29% think most members are not corrupt, and another 25% are not sure . . . 
Similarly, a whopping 85% of voters think most members of Congress are more interested in helping their own careers than in helping other people. That’s a record high for surveys stretching back to early November 2006.  Only seven percent (7%) believe most of the legislators are more interested in helping others.
Given these numbers, an obvious question arises: if a wide majority of Americans recognize that the stooges of the Democratic and Republican parties are so plagued by corruption that they are effectively incapable of representing our interests, why would they continue to support Republicans and Democrats in any way, shape or form?  If you support the Democrats or Republicans, you are the problem.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am a Democrat, at least in registration. I have, nonetheless because disgusting and astonished at the Democratic Party's cowardness toward's the globalazation agenda. I don't vote for most Democrats anymore, except for the increasingly rare decent ones. But they don't come up too often, and there always at the state and local level.

I first voted in 1996, when I turned eighteen. Despite having numerous diffrences with the Clinton White House, I voted too give Bill four more years. He won. But by 2000, I could not stomach these people after the "trangulations".

So then came Gore v. Bush. Many urged Nader too me, but he was too radical for my taste so I simply left the presidential collum blank and voted for the state Democrats.

By 2004, it was clear too Americans that George W. Bush was a fast track too chaos and the Third World, so I bitterly gave a vote too John Kerry. But despite the left's militant hatred of all things Bush, Democrats practically caved too him. I mean, the vast majority of congressional Democrats voted too invade Iraq, despite that polling consistantly showed that most Democrats opposed the war.

So then came Obama and McCain. Despite everyone in the media blubbing that this was "the most importsnt election you'll ever vote in" I viewed it as the most irrelevent since 1924 (in which both parties ran nutty conservatives). I wasn't going too vote either of these people. Again, I left the presidential collum blank.

In the 2010 elections, I only voted for two Democrats of the twelve Democrats on the ballot. The rest of the races I voted Modern Whig.

The Democratic Party is dead. The party of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and Johnson is gone. It is now a collection of disturbing Dixiecrats (Carter, Clinton, Obama) who hope too gain from corporations by destroying the economy.

I've considered switching my registration too the Modern Whig, but I feel that if a great shock happened in the Democratic Party it might return too it's traditional roots as the party of society's growth. In the meantime I'll wait and see what happens.