Who the heck elected these people?

In a Washington Post poll published over the weekend, voters were asked whether they had a great deal or even a “good amount” of confidence in President Obama, or the Democrats in Congress, or the Republicans in Congress to “make the right decisions for the country’s future.”

The results:

  • Obama: Yes (great deal or good amount of confidence): 37 percent.
  • Same question for Democrats in Congress: 27 percent.
  • Same question for Republicans in Congress: 19 percent.

Obama and Democrats in Congress did get a positive response on the question from a majority of self-identified Democrats in the sample. Republicans in Congress were below 50 percent even among self-identified Republicans.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Doug Gray on 01/27/2014 - 10:14 am.

    “Democracy…

    …is the political theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it. Good and hard.” — H.L. Mencken

  2. Submitted by Mark Voorhees on 01/28/2014 - 08:19 am.

    It really doesn’t make any difference anymore whom we elect because our representatives have to go where the money leads them. Although I do believe the DFL party does look to our country’s future moreso than the individualism bend of the GOP.

  3. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 01/29/2014 - 08:22 pm.

    These people were elected by

    people who felt that they were voting for the lesser of two evils (if they voted at all).
    Or, people voted against candidates, not for them.
    Either way, it’s not surprising that they’re not excited about the results.

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