Dear Commons Community,
The NY Times reported that the latest public opinion polls conducted by various media organizations have been indicating that President Obama’s approval ratings are at an all-time low and are continuing to go down. Several polls (NY Times/CBS, NBC News) have just over 50% of registered voters disapproving the President’s handling of important issues like the economy. The President’s advisers need to consider his unpopularity as a dark harbinger for his re-election bid next year.
In a new poll made public yesterday, only 12% of the population approve of the way the US Congress is handling issues like the economy. In fact, only 6 percent of registered voters say that most members of Congress have earned re-election, while 84 percent say it’s time to give someone new a chance, a historic low for the New York Times/CBS poll. Furthermore, voters are slightly more disapproving of the Republicans in Congress than they are of the Democrats, with just 19 percent approving of Republicans, compared with 28 percent that approve of Democrats.
What does this all mean? The American people are fed up with Washington but who are they going to vote for in 2012. While Obama’s ratings are low, Republican ratings are worse by a whole lot. Maybe it is time for a third party in American politics? And I do not mean the Tea Party!!!