Wednesday, July 09, 2008

People are startintg to pay attention

From Rasmussen Reports:

The percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in Rasmussen Reports tracking history. This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Most voters (52%) say Congress is doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category.

Last month, 11% of voters gave the legislature good or excellent ratings. Congress has not received higher than a 15% approval rating since the beginning of 2008.

The percentage of Democrats who give Congress positive ratings fell from 17% last month to 13% this month. The number of Democrats who give Congress a poor rating remained unchanged. Among Republicans, 8% give Congress good or excellent ratings, up just a point from last month. Sixty-five percent (65%) of GOP voters say Congress is doing a poor job, down a single point from last month.

Voters not affiliated with either party are the most critical of Congressional performance. Just 3% of those voters give Congress positive ratings, down from 6% last month. Sixty-three percent (63%) believe Congress is doing a poor job, up from 57% last month.

This should be good news for Republicans who ought to be able to point out that since Democrats regained control of both houses of the legislature that the country has gone to hell in a handbasket. They have utterly failed to accomplish anything other than hold an endless series of hearings about the war in a vain attempt to find George W Bush guilty of some kind of war crime.

Meanwhile the chickens of chickens of environmental extremism are finally coming home to roost in the form of $4.00 gasoline and the public has finally had enough.

The great hope here is that as the people finally wake up and realize that the eco-Nazis have lied to them about the environmental dangers of offshore and Alaskan drilling they will also examine what other thing they have been lied to about. Things like the supposed danger of nuclear power and perhaps even the entire global warming myth.

The left has wanted sky-high gas prices for years. Now that that those high prices are the political results might be very different from what the Democrats expected and hoped for.