Just when you thought the numbers couldn’t get any lower…

dems_going_down.jpgBush 24, Democratic Congress 3:

I thought Bush’s approval at 34%, Democratic Congress 14% was funny, but the new numbers from the Zogby poll are ridiculously low.

Nelson Muntz said it best.

The survey said:

Survey shows just 3% of Americans approve of how Congress is handling the war in Iraq; 24% say the same for the President

Bush’s Iraq policy has 8 times the support the anti-Bush policy of Pelosi-Murtha-Clyburn-Reid-Byrd.

And it gets worse: 94% of Democrats polled absolutely detest, loathe and hate how the Democratic-led Congress is handling the war in Iraq.

Okay, I think it’s safe to say you can’t get much lower than 3% approval [on the war]. But I had previously thought you couldn’t get much lower than 14% [overall]. Before that I had thought you couldn’t get much lower than the GOP Congress. Pelosi, Reid, and company keep lowering the bar and then failing to clear it. It’s like an amazing Olympic record-setting pole vaulting competition…in reverse.

Nobody loves a loser. (via Instapundit)


  1. Its easy to understand why people are not enjoying the way the congress is dealing with the war. People who are against the war think that the congress is doing too little to finish it. People who support the war think that the congress is working to undermine the war. So yeah, Neither supporters or opposers are being please with the current congress.

  2. The 14% was overall approval, correct? Meaning, its hard to call this ‘worse’ or ‘lower’, because the question is a different one.

  3. Right you are. I was just astounded that a 3% approval was even possible. Considering 14% overall approval, but only a 3% approval on the war, does that mean that approval on non-war issues is significantly higher than 14%?

  4. Gee, I wonder why people have such a low opinion of our government? Could it be things like this? The Chinese government has begun a concerted campaign of economic threats against the United States, hinting that it may liquidate its vast holding of US treasuries if Washington imposes trade sanctions to force a yuan revaluation. Two officials at leading Communist Party bodies have given interviews in recent days warning – for the first time – that Beijing may use its $1.33 trillion (-

  5. Pat Buchanon’s latest editorial in Human Events pretty well sums up our plight. Heck, I think Congress deserveds a raise, don’t you? —————– Whom are we kidding? U.S. foreign policy is bankrupt. We can’t cover our commitments with the ground forces we have. And a world watching America thrash about in Mesopotamia is beginning to recognize it and act upon it. While the federal deficit is only 2 percent of GDP, the surpluses of the 1990s are history, and we are steering toward an entitlement iceberg. ‘Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid … already exceed 40 percent of the $2.7 trillion federal budget. By 2030, their share could hit 75 percent of the present budget,’ writes columnist Robert Samuelson. ‘To keep federal spending stable as a share of the economy would mean eliminating all defense spending and most other domestic programs. … To balance the budget with existing programs at their present economic shares would require … tax increases of 30 percent to 50 percent — or budget deficits could quadruple.’ We do not have the forces to fight and win our wars, or defend present allies. We do not collect enough in taxes to fund the coming deficits in Medicare and Social Security. High-wage jobs, technology and factories are pouring out of America into China. We hail the Global Economy, as they toast a Chinese economy that is growing at 12 percent, six times the rate of the U.S. economy in the first half of 2007. A day of reckoning for the boomers will arrive in the first term of the new president.