Well, it’s happened again.
June 20th marked an interesting day for Congress. It was that day that John Zogby of Zogby International reported this:
Almost all Americans take dim view of Bush and Congressional actions on immigration reform
Dig down into the guts of the article, and you find the following interesting statement:
The Zogby Interactive poll of 8,300 adults nationwide finds just 3% of Americans viewing Congress’s handling of the immigration issue in favorable terms, while 9% say the same of the President-even as respondents in the survey rated it the second most important issue facing the country, after the war in Iraq.
Now, this is pretty bad. It says that our representatives are out of touch with what we think that they should do.
But it gets worse:
[O]nly 3% give Congress positive marks for how it has handled the war. This lack of confidence in Congress cuts across all ideologies.
Yes, it’s true that Zogby goes to great lengths to try to bias his results by starting out with a negative about Bush (mainly that 54% lack confidence in his ability as Commander in Chief), but one cannot miss the fact that people are more upset with Congress than they are with the President.
So, what can/should be done about this? How far do we have to plunge in disapproval before “We the People” want to see some new representatives?