The Reason Why Our Government is so Terrible, Proven in One Simple Stat

When people complain about our government, I often just kind of shake my head. Not because their gripes aren’t valid, but because ultimately our government is elected by us. As terrible as our government might be much of the time, and as disgruntled as many Americans are with both Democrats and Republicans, the bottom line […]

New Gallup Poll Shows “Honesty” Rating of Congress at All-time Lows

Lately the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”) has been in the news with people citing various polls showing President Obama’s approval numbers in the low 40’s, and approval for “Obamacare” around the same level. Republicans, in particular, have jumped on these numbers as “evidence” of the American people rejecting the new healthcare law and continued […]

New Poll Shows How Unpopular the Tea Party is with Most Americans, Why GOP is in Trouble

Following the government shutdown, polls showing just how Americans felt about it are in no short demand.  Most every poll I’ve seen puts the blame for the shutdown squarely on the shoulders of the Republican party. But when looking at a few of these polls, some of them are telling a more problematic story for […]

Most Americans Think the GOP Being in Charge of the House is a Bad Thing – And Here’s Why

I’m sure many of you have heard by now about a poll conducted by CNN that showed 54% of Americans think Republicans being in charge of the House of Representatives is a bad thing.  That same poll also found that 63% of Americans think John Boehner should be removed from his position as Speaker of […]

Head Lice, Still Three Times More Popular Than Congress

Truth be told, this is really an old story. However, after discussing this issue with friends over brunch, I came to the realization that this story did not get nearly as much publicity as it should have back in January when Public Policy Polling first released the numbers. Moreover, I wanted to address the topic again […]

Nixon’s Approval Ratings After Watergate were up to 4 Times Better than our Current Congress

It’s no secret that Congress is extremely unpopular these days. They’re so unpopular that they’ve hit an all-time low approval rating of 10% — or even 6% according to In fact, Richard Nixon was up to four times more popular after Watergate than our 113th Congress is right now. Not content to stop at that, while […]