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I've posted several poll samplings from PollingReport.com in the past, and I've been very confused about where this 11% approval rating for Congress has been coming from. Now I know. PollingReport doesn't include Zogby and some others, because their questions are not analogous to the rest, and they don't want to compare them to the other polls in their list.
Fair enough. I'm not sure if that means Zogby's polls aren't as useful, or if they're just too different to include. In any event, Congress did have an 11% approval rating from Zogby last month, so mea culpa for my disbelief.
And this month, things have not improved for Congress. What's more, President Bush's approval ratings are down to an all-time low of 24%. And ironically, in my view, Congress' numbers are likely down because it is not sufficiently anti-Bush.
Voters unhappy with Bush and Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deepening unhappiness with President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress soured the mood of Americans and sent Bush's approval rating to another record low this month, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday. [snip]
Bush's job approval rating fell to 24 percent from last month's record low for a Zogby poll of 29 percent. A paltry 11 percent gave Congress a positive grade, tying last month's record low. . .
Read all of it at: Reuters.com