Stats Of The Union

Stats Of The Union

As the nation anxiously awaits President Obama’s State of the Union speech tomorrow, we thought a brief reflection on the nation’s view of him and his government was worthwhile. A glance at Gallup’s front page tells us all we need to know. A mere 17% of respondents say their representatives deserve re-election; Obama’s approval ratings are among the most polarized on record; 65% are unsaitsified with how government works; and, at 40%, the President’s overall approval rating is practically at record lows.

Gallup’s homepage…(hope?)

Despite record low approval ratings…

The American people extremely polarized over the President’s abilities…

As a record low number of Americans believe their congressional representative deserves re-election…

As Gallup notes,

The enduring unpopularity of Congress appears to have seeped into the nation’s 435 congressional districts, as a record-low percentage of registered voters, 46%, now say the U.S. representative in their own congressional district deserves re-election.

Equally historic, the share of voters saying most members of Congress deserve re-election has fallen to 17%, a new nadir.

But, apart from that, we are sure the state of the union will be strong and it’s nothing but up from here…

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