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Stunning new Gallup Poll finds 13% of Americans still approve of Congress
Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/15/10 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 12/15/2010 8:56:34 AM PST by Nachum

A fresh Gallup Poll released this morning reveals that somehow 13% of Americans still approve of the job being done by Congress. The new Gallup survey did not identify those people, understandably. However, even though it is a surprisingly high number given the work not done there in recent years, the 13% is a record low job approval for Congress since Gallup began compiling such data in 1974. The same Dec. 10-12 survey finds a record high 83% of Americans disapprove of the job being done by the folks on Capitol Hill, also the worst

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010polls; congress; gallup; poll; stunning
Simply shocking.
1 posted on 12/15/2010 8:56:37 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Those 13% are the BRAIN DEAD among us....and they probably help the DEAD Vote


2 posted on 12/15/2010 8:59:25 AM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, thatÂ’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: Nachum

They shouldn’t have polled the Congress......


3 posted on 12/15/2010 8:59:53 AM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Nachum

Black Ameericans make up about 12-to-14% of the population.

Coincidence?


4 posted on 12/15/2010 9:00:02 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Nachum

Not at all. If youre a looter/slacker who never bothered to hold a steady job and now youll be getting free health care, why should you be unhappy? If youre an illegal and youre good at gaming the system, why not? Whats not to like?


5 posted on 12/15/2010 9:00:20 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: RexBeach

Hmmm, well uh maybe, maybe not!


6 posted on 12/15/2010 9:01:34 AM PST by refermech
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To: Nachum

who are the 13 percent? thats just about retarded. Even far left dems disapprove. Mostly because congress isnt left enough, but they still dont approve.


7 posted on 12/15/2010 9:01:45 AM PST by And2TheRepublic
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To: Nachum

Nor really shocking. Add up federal workers, media employees, Congressional staffers, interns and permanent campaign workers. That could be about 13% of the country, considering the size of this bloated govt.


8 posted on 12/15/2010 9:03:50 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: RexBeach

my thoughts exactly


9 posted on 12/15/2010 9:04:40 AM PST by JimBianchi11 (The 2A is the cornerstone of our free society. Those that don't support it, oppose it.)
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To: RexBeach

What about the % of “Hispanic” or “White Trash” population?


10 posted on 12/15/2010 9:04:50 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: RexBeach

i like where your heads at.


11 posted on 12/15/2010 9:05:43 AM PST by And2TheRepublic
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To: Nachum

The 13% braindead are those who think Congress’ job is to hand them benefits.


12 posted on 12/15/2010 9:06:16 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Nachum

That must be the 13 percent who are here illegally or otherwise bleeding the rest of us dry by taking all those entitlements.


13 posted on 12/15/2010 9:06:59 AM PST by 60Gunner (Mohammed was not a prophet. Islam is not a religion. Obama is not an American.)
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Stunning new Gallup Poll finds 13% of Americans still approve of Congress

Sure..communists, loons, misfits, whackos, uberlibs, putzs, and those just too stupid to see whats going on.

14 posted on 12/15/2010 9:13:10 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Nachum

Don’t worry - approval will drop to zero immediately after news of the failure of the Dream Act hits the spanish language media.


15 posted on 12/15/2010 9:13:19 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Nachum

Government employees, every one. If you count all the unionized workers in the formerly private sector, you easily get 13%. In fact, you probably get more than that.


16 posted on 12/15/2010 9:14:34 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Nachum

Why is this surprising? As long as they get their CHECKS, they’re happy!!!!


17 posted on 12/15/2010 9:17:09 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Nachum

There are a lot of leftists registering their disapproval here, don’t forget that. A lot of Americans are upset that Piglosi and company didn’t move the country left enough fast enough.

Basically, this poll means nothing.

What really matters are the election results, which were good for us last month and will only be good again in ‘12 if the newly elected R’s, and the R’s already there, show some real backbone in this next session of congress and do what real voters really want.


18 posted on 12/15/2010 9:19:47 AM PST by samtheman
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blacks, communists and socialists... everyone else hates their guts... including the rinoids that infest DC. This is no longer just about the dims... 1/2 to 2/3 of the republicans are every bit as bad as pelosi and reid.

LLS

19 posted on 12/15/2010 9:36:06 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: US Navy Vet

According to the Census Bureau, thee 2006 Hispanic pop. of the US was around 14.6%.


20 posted on 12/15/2010 9:44:43 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: Nachum
Is this satire? How can 13% be a surprising HIGH number?

And, has this nit wit considered that the number might have gone up slightly because of the infusion of Tea Party-backed candidates that incoming to congress?

21 posted on 12/15/2010 10:09:51 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: US Navy Vet

Not all Hispanics are liberal. I myself am an ultra conservative who hates this Congress and the Obama agenda.


22 posted on 12/15/2010 11:06:43 AM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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