Friday, December 25, 2015
The Public Still Has A Very Low Opinion Of Congress
The chart above is from information in a recent Monmouth University Poll -- done between December 10th and 13th of a random national sample of 1,006 adults, and has a margin of error of 3.1 points.
It shows that the American public is still very angry with the U.S. Congress -- and that anger crosses political lines. They see both parties as being only interested in advancing their own political and social agenda -- and refusing to compromise for the good of the country.
Frankly, I don't blame the public for this low opinion of our congressional officials. They have refused to pass a jobs bill, refused to help veterans or the poor, refused to raise the minimum wage, refused to address the national debt, refused to address global climate change, refused to protect Social Security and Medicare (and fix their financial problems), and refused to address the growing income equality in this country.
Right now, Congress is not worthy of any respect. They are a bunch of mostly white and mostly male rich guys, who are only interested in protecting their own wealth (and that of their rich Wall Street and corporate friends).