Only 17% of Americans have confidence in the federal government. If Americans would read the original Articles of Confederation by the Founders, they would be shocked at just how limited a central government was intended by our states’ rights Founders. The Articles were replaced by the Constitution, which laid out the specific powers of Congress and the President. President Bush and, to a far greater degree, President Obama have destroyed the Constitution as intended by the Founders. It is time for a return to the original states’ rights intent of the Founders. Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul seem to understand this better than most members of the Senate. In this Wall Street Journal article it is explained that Americans are fed up with the current crop of weak-kneed politicians inhabiting Washington D.C.
Rising frustration over partisan gridlock in Washington has damaged faith both in President Barack Obama and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, with disapproval of Congress hitting an all-time high, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found.
A new WSJ/NBC poll has found approval levels in Congress still at record lows, a negative outlook on whether an immigration deal will get done and how Americans are feeling after the conclusion of the Trayvon Martin case. A new WSJ/NBC poll has found approval levels in Congress still at record lows, a negative outlook on whether an immigration deal will get done and how Americans are feeling after the conclusion of the Trayvon Martin case.
The public sourness comes just as Congress and the White House on Tuesday gave new indications they are headed this fall for the kind of clash over federal spending that has in the past driven up public disapproval. In the latest poll, Mr. Obama’s job-approval rating fell to 45%, its lowest level since late 2011, while overall disapproval of Congress was at 83%, the highest level ever for Journal polling.
Just 29% of Americans now say the country is on the right track, a 19-month low and well below the 41% who felt that way at the end of last year, the poll found.