published Saturday, August 27th, 2011

'Popularly elected' Congress unpopular

Our Congress may be “popularly” elected — with two senators from each state and one representative from each of the country’s 435 geographic districts.

But “popular” election doesn’t make Congress “popular.”

A current Associated Press-GfK poll says 44 percent of those surveyed put all or a lot of the blame for our economic troubles on Republicans in Congress. Democrats aren’t far behind, with 36 percent of respondents putting all or a lot of the blame on them. Surveys on Congress as a whole show its job approval ratings are extremely low. President Barack Obama’s job approval is quite low, too.

Whomever you personally hold responsible for the current state of affairs, does it not seem likely that 2012 is going to be an interesting election year?

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.