Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Polls, Polls, Polls

I never take too much stock in polls, but they do give us an interesting barometer of current opinion.

Bush Approval rating has dropped to the lowest since taking office
46% approve of him and 50% disapprove.

But, what is more interesting comes from beliefs on if the government is interested in what the American people are interested in.

For Bush, 40% agree that he shares their interest, while 57% don't think he does.

For congress, it does not look very good for the Republicans.
36% think the Republicans should be in control of congress while 47% believe the country would be better served by Democrats in the drivers seat.

This just goes to show that while a few extremists on the right may have helped the Republicans land on top in the last election, those values that the extremists hold are not mainstream. Hopefully this will take of the wind out of the sales of the legislators who are beholden to the whims of the far right in their party, and maybe we can get back to a government that works for the majority of Americans, not the fringe elements.

USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll results

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