Disapproval of Congress Hits All Time High of 84%
Americans are more upset with political leadership than ever before
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Disapproval of Congress has hit an all time record high of 84% according to a Gallup poll released today, barely a week after pollster Pat Caddell warned that a dramatic loss of confidence in the country’s leadership meant Americans were now “pre-revolutionary”.
“Americans have usually not held Congress in high regard, but currently they have a more negative view of the institution than any other time Gallup has measured,” states the report, noting that the disapproval figure stood at 77% last time Americans were polled on the issue in early July.
Approval of Congress, which stands at just 6 per cent according to Rasmussen, is measured by Gallup at 13 per cent, tying the all time historic low reached in December 2010, but the disapproval figure of 84 per cent is one percentage point higher than last December’s figure.
Disenchantment with Congress is mirrored by President Obama’s ailing approval rating, which also fell to an all time low of 40% in recent days.
The Gallup survey dovetails with a recent Rasmussen poll which showed that just 17 per cent of Americans believe that the U.S. government has the consent of the governed, an all time low. In addition, 46 per cent of Americans think most members of Congress are corrupt, with just 29% believing otherwise.
Pollster Pat Caddell responded by stating that the results of the poll indicated Americans were now “pre-revolutionary,” labeling outcome as “unprecedented”.