Congress Elections Poll

Poll: Americans See Failure in Congress They Just Elected

Picard and Riker Facepalm

According to a new poll CNN/ORC poll, most Americans are under no illusions about the incoming Congress even though we just elected them.

The poll finds that 50 percent of adults says Republican control of the House and Senate will be bad for the country, compared to 44 percent who says it will be good.

Fifty-two percent says there will be more gridlock with a Republican Congress, while just 9 percent says there will be less. Thirty-seven percent says there will be no difference.

The public has a more negative view of Republican gains this November than it did of other recent midterm elections.

I feel like this would be hard for a foreigner to understand. It may be difficult to understand even if you are an American.

The electorate is incoherent.

  • essar1

    And at the same time, yesterday Obama’s Gallup approval rating ties a 16-month high – and is up 6 points since the midterms. Which I bet CNN and the rest of the “liberal media” failed to report fully, and the dichotomy in the sheer stupidity of the electorate who put the GOP back in charge of 2/3 of the government.
    To paraphrase Pogo: we’ve seen the enemy, and it is us.

  • aynwrong

    Bill Maher was right. Americans are a stupid people.

  • Victor the Crab

    As Lewis Black once said, after the 2004 presidential elections: “The voice of the American people have spoken! And I promised myself not to imitate it out of respect for the mentally handicapped.”

  • Al Iriberri

    Makes complete sense to me (and no, I’m not being sarcastic). When only about 26% of eligible voters actually vote in an election of COURSE there are going to be significant number of people unhappy with the outcome. The absurd notion that the midterms were a mandate for GOP policies or a repudiation of the Obama administration simply don’t align to reality. Put simply the election of 2014 reflects the will of a very specific demographic that wields disproportional influence. The fewer people that vote, the better the GOP does. The blame for that is on the shoulders of the many who didn’t bother to exercise their right to vote.

    • Christopher Foxx

      When only about 26% of eligible voters actually vote in an election of COURSE there are going to be significant number of people unhappy with the outcome.

      And those same non-voters will scratch their heads and wonder “Gee, I wish there were something I could do to change this.”

  • trgahan

    “The electorate is incoherent.”

    Yeah, but as the last two midterm elections have shown, the American “electorate” and
    the people that actually routinely get out and vote are fundamentally dissimilar in both political outlook and goals.

    We have descended into bought and paid for minority rule (as in a pitifully small percentage of the electorate, not the paranoid fever dreams of those who actually voted).

  • The GOP is very likely to cost us a country.

    I’m serious. I just see no end to this bullshit, and the voting American public (and yes, I’m taking into account bothe the wingnuts and the pathetic non-voters, the emos) is evidently dumber than a bag of rocks.

  • Incoherent, ignorant and badly represented by an electoral system intentionally corrupted in favor of Republicans.