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Congress Gets Low Marks on Fiscal Showdown

Posted Oct 01, 2013 at 9:20 AM by Maurice Berger

Gallup observes in a new survey: "As Congress heads into a major fiscal showdown that could result in a government shutdown and the U.S. defaulting on its debt, few Americans approve of the job that top congressional leaders are doing. Americans give relatively low job approval ratings to Republican House Speaker John Boehner (37%), Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (33%), Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (39%), and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (35%)." Here is Gallup's chart:

 

Net Approval Rating of Nation's Top Four Congressional Leaders, September 2013

House Speaker Boehner Not Popular

Posted May 02, 2011 at 1:54 AM by Maurice Berger

A just released Gallup poll reports that Americans are evenly divided in their view of Speaker of the House John Boehner. What is more significant is the weakness o his support. Americans are just as likely to say they have an unfavorable as a favorable opinion of him, 34% to 34%. In January his positive rating was 42%; his negative number at 22%.