How low can the numbers go?
With mid-term elections on the way, two-thirds of Americans say they would like to see their House member replaced. The Associated Press/Gfk poll finds that elected officials in Washington are not benefitting from the public’s slightly improved view of the economy and their own personal finances.
President Obama didn’t do well in the survey, with 58% disapproving of his job performance and 42% approving.
Not much surprise in this poll. Americans don’t like the uncertainty coming from Capitol Hill and the White House. There is an impression that our legislative branch is not legislating and our president is not leading. This is nothing new … it’s been going on for months, if not several years.
Does the public’s disenchantment with House members translate to disapproval of the citizens’ own lawmakers at the polls? In some case it’s possible. I can’t see any big shake-up for the Kansas delegation, however.
Our thought for today is from Chester Bowles:
“Government is too big and too important to be left to politicians.”