Sep 14 2007

Congress Has Much Less Support Than President Bush

Published by at 1:39 pm under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Does a really unpopular Congress make headway by opposing a really unpopular President? Apparently not, at least not the way the Democrat Congress is going about it. In the latest AP-IPSOS poll Congress’ approval is a paultry 26% for, 71% against. That is worst than the Republican Congress this time last year as it limped to a stunning defeat.

But how does the Democrat Congress compare to Bush’s support? Much worse of course. Bush has approval ratings of 33% for, 64% against. Not good, but not as bad as the dems.

So how do they fair on Iraq? Bush on Iraq has 33% support and 65% disapproval. We can see what is driving his numbers. Does AP-IPSOS ask people about Congress and Iraq? Nope. Or if they did, they shied away from publishing the results. But I doubt they would be higher than Bush and I would bet they track their overall approval ratings as well. So will America reward a dysfunctional Congress for fighting a losing battle to lose Iraq against an unpopular President? LOL! I seriously doubt it will. More than likely we will clean the place out next year on both sides of the aisle.

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “Congress Has Much Less Support Than President Bush”

  1. crosspatch says:

    There’s a problem with numbers like that, though. Everyone hates “Congress” but everyone loves their local member of Congress. Everyone hates everyone else’s member but loves their own so the same people keep getting elected back into office year after year.

  2. MerlinOS2 says:


    The issue on the left side shows a potential split coming.

    Part of their low approvals is the extreme left that is pulling their hair out right now because we didn’t start withdrawal the day after the midterms. The rest is traditional dems just throwing their hands in the air.

    We all know the issues on the right.

    However, for the left, their whole thing is mostly tied up in the war issue.

    Troll the left extreme side and the 90% message over there is simply the war issue.

    At least on the right, it is multiple issues that are being debated.

    The left radicals are feeling their oats right now and are having a bit of delusions of grandeur and are talking seriously about running their own candidates against the traditional dems.

    The effect of that will be more pronounced on the local level than national and thus split the message and financial clout compared to a unified effort.

    I have even read posts, not comments, over there today that claim they are peaking early and burning out.

    In some places the comment threads are starting to show cracks in the mortar.

    Time will tell how all this plays out.

  3. BarbaraS says:

    I read recently that Mark Warner will run for John Warner’s senate seat in VA. The dems depend on name fame to get this guy elected. The same thing happened to Santorum in PA. How many people who know and care absolutely nothing about politics will see Warner and think this is John Warner? Probably at least 1/3. Just another crooked tactic by the dems. Whatever it takes to win.

  4. BarbaraS says:

    I’ve said in the past that I do not trust polls and definitely do not trust a poll with AP on it. Entirely biased.

  5. Terrye says:

    Last I heard Congress had about 16% to 21% approval and Bush had 33% to 33%.

    And Crosspatch is definitely right about the whole incumbency thing.

  6. Terrye says:

    That should be 33% to 37%

  7. BarbaraS says:

    You know, I have wondered a long time about the dems blocking of oil exploration and new refineries are part of the green thing or do individual congresscritters have financial ties with Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries to stop any legislature that will mess up the oil countries ‘ revenue. The dems are too vocal on these issues and seem to have too close ties with the arabs. After all, they want the US to lose the war and are pretty adamant about it. Also, after reading how really, really crooked the dems ties are running through all sorts of channels if this is not true. It seems they never let any opportunity to make money slip through their hands. Conservatives opt for jobs in the private sector and liberal go for government. Which do you suppose is more lucrative? Maybe there is a method to the dem madness of taking supposedly low paying jobs.

  8. lurker9876 says:

    Just watch what kind of excuses the Democrats will use to explain their low poll numbers.

    So, AJStrata, what do you think will happen to the AG nomination?

  9. ordi says:

    As it is looking more and more likely

    Bush may well win the Battle for Iraq

    and Reid Pelosi Clinton Et al will lose the
    Battle for the Democrat Party.

    Let’s keep our fingers crossed

  10. lurker9876 says:

    Two scenarios for Bush’s AG nominations:

    1) The Democrats “agree” to the nomination but will end up attacking the new AG just the same way as they did with Ashcroft and Gonzales.

    2) The Democrats reject the Bush nomination, which allows Paul Clement to continue as the acting AG.

    Ordi, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  11. MerlinOS2 says:

    We have multiple issues of fair debate on the right, but for the extreme left they are a one note Samba which is end the war now.

    I have seen commentors on the left saying they have to go to their therapist to rejuvenate their vitriol level to sustain their passion.

    I predict burnout, maybe victories this time around, but if they don’t produce they are going to have a lot of the flock saying we have been at this since 2002 and what do we have to show for it.

  12. MerlinOS2 says:

    Full disclosure

    Two notes in the Samba

    1) End the war now

    2) Impeach Now

    Beyond that it gets real thin.

  13. Terrye says:


    And of course things are not that simple.

    In fact I would be greatly surprised if we did not keep some kind of presence in Iraq for years to come. It might a token force in the north or something, but the idea that we will just bring 160,000 men home…right this minute and to hell with the consequences is not very likely, no matter who the president is.

  14. lurker9876 says:

    I predict burnout, maybe victories this time around, but if they don’t produce they are going to have a lot of the flock saying we have been at this since 2002 and what do we have to show for it.

    What kind of victories are you predicting?

    There’s apparently some talk of some Democrats considering running as independents…the Blue Dogs?

    As for bringing troops home…Gates is proposing another 30K….don’t think that’s reasonable yet.