Favorable Ratings For Speaker Boehner Slip
The honeymoon period may be over for House Speaker John Boehner with his favorable marks falling sharply from last month’s high.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 37% have at least a somewhat favorable impression of Boehner, down 10 points from last month. Forty-one percent (41%) view the Ohio congressman unfavorably, while another 23% don’t know enough about him to form an opinion. These numbers include nine percent (9%) who view Boehner Very Favorably and 17% who view him Very Unfavorably. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Boehner first received a spike in favorable ratings to 41% in November as media coverage of him increased following the GOP takeover of the House in the midterm elections. His favorable rating increased steadily in the months following to a high of 47% in March. Prior to November, Boehner’s favorables had stayed in a range of 21% to 32% since Barack Obama took office in January 2009.
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Congressional Favorability Ratings – Rasmussen Reports™
John ‘Boo-Hoo’ Boehner
You know, I am pretty sure that a while back I made mention of what I believed Speaker John Boehner to be, nothing more than a well spoken politico, and quite possibly, the most VILE creature known to Conservatives, a RINO! A Republican In Name Only.
I am of the opinion that John Boehner will give The King of the RINOS, Sen. John McCain, some stiff competition in the ‘reach across the aisle’ category before all is said and done.
Still, Boehner’s predecessor Nancy Pelosi remains the least-liked congressional leader. Thirty-percent (30%) share a favorable opinion of the Democrat, while 59% view her unfavorably. Those numbers include Very Favorable marks from 11% and Very Unfavorable reviews from 44%. Ratings for the House minority leader are down slightly from March.
I’m not trying to offend the religious among us, but, compared to Nancy Pelosi, Satan doesn’t look all that bad. Just sayin’…
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid earns favorable marks from just 25% of voters, down seven points over the past month. Fifty-one percent (51%) view Reid unfavorably, including 33% who share a Very Unfavorable impression of him. One-in-four voters (24%) don’t have any opinion of the Nevada senator.
Harry ‘Cowboy Poet’ Reid is a Democratic moonbat of the 1st order. Yet the people of Nevada send him back to Washington time and time again. You can thank the Union vote from Las Vegas for that, or so I am told by a friend in the Reno area that is active in Nevada politics and keeps ME informed on local happenings. (Thank you M.C.)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to be the least known of the four, with 37% of voters who say they are not sure what they think of him. That’s the highest undecided finding since January 2010. Thirty-one percent (31%) regard McConnell favorably, while 33% view him unfavorably. Those findings include six percent (6%) who share a Very Favorable opinion of the Kentucky senator and 16% who view him Very Unfavorably.
Mitch McConnell. I am one of those that doesn’t have too much to say about McConnell, one way or the other. I see him on TV, making the rounds of the political shows, I hear him talk, I try to listen to his words, but every time I do, I come away thinking nothing really good or really bad about McConnell. I think the word I am looking for to sum up my opinion of McConnell is mediocrity.
Voter ratings of Congress as a whole have fallen to the lowest level since late 2008.
Forty-three percent (43%) of the nation’s voters believe that most members of Congress are corrupt.
Republicans hold just a two-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending April 24, 2011. This is the narrowest gap between the two parties since October 2009.
Most Americans, and I am one of them, think Congress is a joke. They stink. They have a less favorable approval rating than does Barack Hussein Obama.
I can’t help but believe that if I were a Senator or Congressman, and I knew that I, and/or my cohorts, were so roundly detested, I would be working my butt off to make that opinion change for the better.
My Congressman, Mr. Sam Johnson, is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 3rd District of Texas. Mr. Sam is one of the GOOD GUYS. The only drawback is this. Mr. Sam is 80 years old, he’s wanting to retire, and I don’t blame him.
We, Americans in general, can’t afford to let the good ones go away, but for some odd reason, we can’t MAKE the BAD ones go away.