It's amazing just how uninformed the American People are....they are either uninformed for just NOT paying attention...the disapproval with Congress should rest with the "Dirty" Harry Reid and the Senate ...the body under his direction has refused to raise countless pieces of legistlation passed by the House that begin to address the major problems facing this nation...........by declaring them "dead on arrival" and not even allowing debate on them in the Senate he has totally stopped the wheels of any progress....
In the Midterms in 2010 Republicans were elected to change the conversation in Washington and STOP an out of control Obama...they have done BOTH!...but when you are working with a President and Senate Leader who are totally unwilling to put anything forward unless it is 100% what they want then nothing is going to get done....
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEEDS TO GET INVOLED AND GET INFORMED!!!!
Disapproval of Congress hits new high: poll
By JoAnne Allen Reuters – 4 hrs ago
The disapproval rating for Congress inched up two percentage points since October and reflects a year of lows for Congress that ended in a battle over a temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts for 160 million Americans.
Democrats and Republicans fought all last year over the best way to control the country's debt and annual budget deficit, as the two parties tried to position themselves for the 2012 elections.
A vitriolic debate leading up to an agreement last summer to allow President Barack Obama to raise the debt ceiling fueled public disgust with Congress and prompted Standard & Poor's credit rating agency to strip the United States of its stellar AAA rating.
When the parties are considered individually, Democrats in Congress have a 33 percent approval rate, while Republicans have a 21 percent approval rate, the poll found.
Congress will be back in session this week after a holiday break, poised to resume where they left off, with Democratic and Republican negotiators preparing for a new round of talks to extend the payroll tax cut for the rest of the year.
The 84 percent disapproval rate is the highest for Congress in nearly 40 years of polling. The previous high was last October, when 82 percent of poll respondents said they disapproved of the way lawmakers on Capitol Hill were doing their jobs.
The telephone poll of a random national sample of 1,000 people was conducted January 12-15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.