Why is Obama's approval rating 300% higher than the witch hunters in Congress?
- jehenLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Because Obama is trying to do things, and the opposition is trying to do nothing while preventing anyone else from doing anything. And that only works for the their crazy fringe. And that is the method to the madness. Only their crazy fringe votes in the primary. So they have to be sure to keep the crazy fringe happy in order to survive the primary. The scary thing is that more and more Republicans are not merely pandering to the fringe, they are of the fringe.
- Texas MikeLv 77 years ago
Really doesn't mean much. Considering "first term of Presidents only" .. he is only 7.9% ahead of Carter which was the worst in 40 years for Presidents.
First Term elected Presidents Average Approval Ratings last 40 years.
Bush: 62.2% Highest
HW Bush: 60.9 % No. 2 Highest
Nixon: 55.8% No. 3 Highest
Reagan: 50.3% No. 4 Highest
Carter: 45.5% No. 1 lowest
Obama 49.1% No. 2 Lowest
Clinton: 49.6% No. 3 Lowest
- Señor GatoLv 77 years ago
Did you know that right after 9/11 congress had an 84% approval rating? Amazing. Their current rating is 16%. A high for the year, but still pathetic.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Well, it's because of his wonderful military leadership...no wait, he ducked out of the White House during Benghazi and left everything up to Hillary and to deal with.
OK, well it's his wonderful job of fixing the economy...no wait, his budgets that were sent to congress never even got a Democrat vote, all he does is complain that Congress doesn't do their job. Can't touch him there.
I know, all of the promises he made on immigration, Guantánamo, jobs, lower gas prices.....ok never mind.
Other then the fact that the majority of his supports are low-information voters I don't have a clue.
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- BarryLv 57 years ago
Congresses ratings are always low. The reason is each representative only answers to his/her district and Senators to the state they represent. So Americans generally disprove of Congress as a whole, but in most cases give their own Representative/Senators high ratings.
- IngridLv 77 years ago
The population is seeing who works for WE THE PEOPLE and who does not.
Am I the only one wondering what has infected the brains of the Republicans? Yikes, some truly are
nuts and getting worse. It is time we put term and age limits on Reps. and Senators.
It sounds like dementia is rampant in those circles
- 7 years ago
300% higher is illogical. But everyone hates congress except their own reps and senators
- teamLv 77 years ago
per Gallup: "Congress Approval Stagnant at Low Level. Republicans, independents, and Democrats share low ratings of Congress"
- John MLv 77 years ago
Obama has done a much better job of hiding his mistakes.....so far.
- 7 years ago
to be fair... when something gets really low, it's really easy to be a large percentage higher than something else