Americans Want To Kick The Bums Out – All Of Them

Politicians have has a low approval ratings for several years. Rating for Congress are lower than they have ever been. And it isn’t only Congress, President Obama’s ratings are also down, even with his loyal followers, who don’t have a clue about what he is doing.

No matter which side of the political divide they fall, most Americans have had enough.

According to a new Wall Street Journal-NBC News (WSJ-NBC) poll released last Wednesday, President Obama’s own approval rating, as bad as it already was, sank to a record low.

An abysmal 41 percent is his new benchmark for March, down from a terrible 43 percent set in January. Fifty-four percent of respondents said they disapproved of the job he is doing.

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Republicans fared worse than democrats, probably because democrats have been slinging mud and republicans have been ignoring it. According to the poll, only 25% of respondents approved of the GOP, while 45 percent had negative perceptions.

Surprisingly, even though Republicans came out below Democrats, the question of who should control Congress, went to Republicans.

Dissatisfaction with incumbents remains high, as expected in an election year. Apparently, 34 percent of respondents said they are happy with their congressional representative, and 55 percent prefer someone else.

An incredible 54 percent would kick all of the bums out – every single member of Congress – including their own local representative.

This polling came from 1,000 adults, called in a telephone survey between March 5-9, but no word on their location within the US. Pollsters said the margin of error is 3.1 percentage points.

They did say this survey was not conducted with “likely voters,” which they said may skew the results.

Dwight L. Schwab Jr. is a moderate conservative who looks at all sides of a story, then speaks his mind. He has written more than 3500 national political and foreign affairs columns. His BS in journalism from the University of Oregon, with minors in political science and American history stands him in good stead for his writing.


Dwight has 30-years in the publishing industry, including ABC/Cap Cities and International Thomson. His first book, “Redistribution of Common Sense – Selective Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014,” was published in July, 2014. “The Game Changer – America’s Most Stunning Presidential Election in History,” was published in April 2017.


Dwight is a native of Portland, Oregon, and now a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area.