Friday, August 03, 2007
Zogby: Congress At 3% Approval Rating
In Handling Iraq War
Survey shows just 3% of Americans approve of how Congress is handling the war in Iraq; 24% say the same for the President.
Just 24% give the president favorable ratings of his performance in handling the war in Iraq, but confidence in Congress is significantly worse – only 3% give Congress positive marks for how it has handled the war. This lack of confidence in Congress cuts across all ideologies. Democrats – some of whom had hoped the now Democrat-led Congress would bring an end to the war in Iraq – expressed overwhelming displeasure with how Congress has handled the war, with 94% giving Congress a negative rating in its handling specifically of that issue.
The online survey was conducted July 13–16, 2007, and included 7,590 respondents. It carries a margin of error of +/– 1.1 percentage points.
To best show support for the troops, 42% believe Congress should fully fund the war in Iraq to maintain current troop levels.
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