Will the registered North Carolina voters who approve of how Congress is doing its job please stand up?
Based on the latest Elon University Poll, you might be able to fill the Greensboro Coliseum and still have room for a band.
In September, 8% of registered voters in North Carolina said they approve of Congress. (85% disapprove.) That’s down from 14% in September. Thank you, government shutdown. Thank you, health care. Thank you, partisanship.
The disgust with reflected across the board, but for the sake of consistency, let’s’ dig into the numbers:
Politics — Democrats approval: 10%; Independents and Republicans, 7%. In September, Republicans were at 19% to Democrats’ 14%.
Gender — 9% for men and 8% for women.
Race — 12% for blacks and 7% for men.
Age — The highest rating came from the 31-40 age group at 12%; the lowest was the 65+ group at 5%.
Explanation: Do we really need one?
— John Robinson