Presidential Popularity

Friday, July 06, 2007 | 04:30 PM

Fascinating slice of political info-porn via the WSJ:

Infopresapp0605all

At the (free) WSJ site, you can click through each president's term.

But don't think its just the President:  As Gallup reports in this June 11-14, 2007, survey, 24% of Americans approve and 71% disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job. Congressional approval is down five points since last month and more than 10 points from the higher support levels in January and February following the Democratic takeover. 

The current 24% rating is similar to the poor ratings Congress received last year, with Americans essentially voting to take control of Congress away from the Republicans in November...

It is unusual for congressional job approval ratings to be at or below 24%.

Note that Congress has been rated  this negatively only a few times in the four decades Gallup has measured this item -- in 1979, during  the energy crisis; at several points during the "term limits era" of 1990 to 1994; and last year. The above listed years were periods of tough economic conditions.


Sources:
Congressional Job Approval Dips Again This Month
Democrats, Republicans now almost equally likely to disapprove of Congress
Joseph Carroll
Gallup, June 20, 2007
http://galluppoll.com/content/?ci=27937

How the Presidents Stack Up
WSJ, June 5th, 2007
http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-presapp0605-31.html

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Nice downward trend in those ratings overall and yet I guarantee that the majority of voters will still pick the lessor of two evils and NOT the candidate that deserves to win.

Posted by: Kp | Jul 6, 2007 5:09:51 PM

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