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February 8, 2010

Democrat-Led Congress Losing Support among Democrats

Posted by The MaryHunter at February 8, 2010 1:05 PM

Gallup's latest numbers on congressional approval (because we love polls):

PRINCETON, NJ -- Congress' job approval rating from Americans fell six points in the past month, from 24% to 18% -- the lowest reading in more than a year. Nearly 8 in 10 (78%) now disapprove.
This decline in congressional approval is largely explained by a sharp drop in approval among rank-and-file Democrats, from 45% in January to 30% today. The slight changes in approval among Republicans and independents are not statistically significant.
In a related finding, among ideological groups, approval of Congress is down mainly among liberals (from 40% in January to 24% today). Support from moderates was already fairly low, at 28%, and is now 21%. There has been no change in approval among conservatives, at 14%.
Image: Gallup

Just how many of the Democrats/liberals who now despise the Democrat-led congress do so because they haven't gotten enough hand-outs in the form of ObamaCare and more Cash-for-Clunkers-type programs isn't clear from the polling. Or, maybe it's just another dimension of buyer's remorse, moving beyond Obama to focus on Capitol Hill.