Congress is viewed less favorably than the President.
A war time President in his second term, no less and Congress bring brand new and newly controlled by the Democrats.
Now many will wave this away and say "But it's the war"... ummmm, not according to those asked, sorry, TRY AGAIN.
Lets see what Rod Butler, a Democrat from Redondo Beach, Calif. has to say in this report from ABC7 News:
"They've abandoned all the social issues. They don't want to deal with universal health care. They don't want to deal with the problems in our education system. It just goes on and on," lamented Rod Butler, a Democrat from Redondo Beach, Calif., who teaches music at a university.
The report goes on to say:
While the public's approval of Congress has dropped 11 points since May, the percentage of Democrats who are turning up their noses at Congress -- like Lambirth -- nearly doubled. Among Republicans, though, not so much.
Approval among Democrats fell 21 points, down from 48 percent in May to 27 percent.
"If you manage to persuade a very large number of voters, including an increasing percentage of people who associate with your own party that you're not capable of governing, you're in real trouble," said Sherrill, who teaches at Hunter College in New York City. "That is not a good message to send."
Bush has been taking heat over the Iraq war, his decision to spare a former top vice presidential aide from going to prison and his desire for an overhaul of immigration laws that critics said would give a free pass to illegal immigrants. His job approval rating in the AP-Ipsos survey was 33 percent, virtually unchanged from last month.
The bottom of the article shows something that not many people on the left will be happy with:
Among other survey findings:
# Bush's marks on his handling of the economy and domestic issues like health care, education and the environment, held steady, at 37 percent on the economy and 33 percent on domestic matters. Last month, Bush was at 37 percent approval for his stewardship of the economy, and 32 percent on domestic issues.
# On handling of foreign policy, including terrorism, 38 percent approved, compared with 35 percent last month.
# On handling the Iraq war, 31 percent approved, compared with 28 percent last month.
# One-fourth of the people, or 26 percent, said the country is headed in the right direction. Last month, 21 percent said the country was on the right track.
The telephone survey of 1,004 adults was conducted July 9-11 in English and Spanish by Ipsos, an international public opinion research company. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Congress continues to fall while Bush's numbers on Foreign Policy and Terrorism, even his numbers on Iraq as well as Domestic issues, ARE RISING.
So much for the rhetoric we have been hearing for the past year.