The United States Congress has become highly unpopular this year, with its inability to get ANYTHING done, including the Debt Ceiling debacle, and now the failure of the Super Committee of Twelve to bring about a budget deal by today.
A poll issued this week demonstrates the embarrassment that the 112th Congress faces, often considered now the worst Congress in American history!
This comes after the 111th Congress was the most productive since the 89th Congress of 1965-1966.
Congress rates at 9 percent popularity, but more than that figure is the reality of what else is unpopular in the poll, and the numbers involved.
The Internal Revenue Service has a popularity rating of 40 percent; the Airline Industry is at 29 percent; Lawyers also at 29 percent; Richard Nixon during Watergate at 24 percent; Banks at 23 percent; the OIl and Gas Industry at 20 percent; British Petroleum during the Oil Spill last year at 16 percent; Paris Hilton at 15 percent; if the United States were to go Communist at 11 percent; Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez at the same 9 percent as Congress; and Fidel Castro at 5 percent!
This is bound to have some effect on the Congressional elections in 2012, and since the House of Representatives majority are Republicans, and the entire chamber faces election, it seems likely that the GOP will lose seats, and probably, control of the majority, while the US Senate only has one third of its seats up in 2012, and so the Democrats might actually keep control of their thin majority in that chamber, and maybe even gain a few seats.
And how do you figure the Teathuglicans are going to lose seats and still control the House? NO WAY! The American people have seen by now the agenda of the GOP! I will be embarrassed as as US citizen if the voters allow another session with a GOP majority.
Notice, Mark, that I said above that it is “likely” that the Republicans will lose control of the House of Representatives. However, with the lack of knowledge of so many voters, anything is possible!