Congress approval numbers

After our last poll in February, I asked, “Is it still news that people don’t like Congress?”

The answer then, as now, is no.

Then, 83% of registered voters in N.C. who responded said they disapproved of Congress. Only 8% approved. That’s essentially unchanged from November.

Now, 81% of registered voters who responded said they disapproved of Congress. Only 9% approved. Both are within the margin of error.

It is hardly worth digging into the numbers, but here they are:

Politics — Democrats are fondest of Congress, at 12%, followed by Independents at 9% and Republicans at 7%.

Gender — 10% of men and 9% of women approve of what Congress is doing.

Race — African Americans are big supporters of Congress at 18%. White, only 5%.

Age — 18-30-year olds are most supportive at 19%. The 51+ age group really, really doesn’t like Congress – 5%.

Not that voters will do much about it. Even though most national polls say that people want to “throw the bums out,” that rarely happens. Redistricting basically guarantees safe seats.

— John Robinson

 

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