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ICYMI: CNN Poll: Nearly seven in 10 judge Congress a failure so far

“It’s shocking how much Speaker Ryan has damaged the Republican Party and imperiled his majority in just 200 days of unified Republican control of Washington,” said DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law. “No wonder Paul Ryan said he didn’t want the job, he’s objectively terrible at it.

Nearly seven in 10 judge Congress a failure so far

Here’s a silver lining for President Donald Trump: he’s still more popular than Congress.

Both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have earned the ire of most Americans, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with nearly seven in 10 (68%) judging the Republican Congress a failure so far after last month’s repeal and replace plan died in the Senate.

Approval of the current Republican leaders in Congress has dropped from 39% in January to just 24% now. Seven in 10 say they disapprove of Republican leaders in the legislature. More broadly, only about a quarter of all Americans (24%) judge the Republican Congress a success so far. President Trump gets the approval of 38% of Americans in the CNN poll.

[…] And three quarters of Americans say they disapprove of how Congress is handling its job; only 20% of Americans approve, matching this year’s low in January. That figure holds across party lines, with only about one in five on each side saying they approve of Congress’s work so far. Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are more positive about their leaders in Congress (50% approve) than are Republicans and GOP-leaning independents about their leaders (39% approve).

Congress left for its August recess without passing any sweeping, comprehensive legislation, failing in its attempt to pass something on health care and leaving tax reform on the docket. A vote on the debt ceiling looms this fall.

[…] Democrats lead a generic Congressional ballot among all Americans by 11 points, 51% to 40%. Still, midterm electorates typically lean more Republican than all Americans. Democrats lead registered voters by a similar 51% to 42%.


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