Obama Job Approval:
60% Approve, 26% Disapprove
Congressional Job Approval
All: 39% Approve, 50% Disapprove
Dems: 46% approve, 45% disapprove
Reps: 34% approve, 56% disapprove
Obama Favorable Rating
68% Favorable, 25% Unfavorable
How confident are you that the new Obama administration will be able to make significant positive change for the country?
- 64% Confident, 33% not confident
That 34 percent approval rating for congressional Republicans is interesting for a lot of reasons, but mainly because you see that number so often. This question and others as well, including President Bush’s approval rating and the question above about Obama’s ability to make positive change, are basically just different ways to identify the GOP base. It’s roughly about a third of the voting public.
And their problem, which they clearly haven’t solved, is how to grow beyond that number. Right now the Republicans in Congress are just playing to that 34 percent, rebuilding