5 Approval Ratings Better Than Congress
[ReviewAZON name=”Government Goofs” id=”9″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0440507863″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]The other day, Senator Michael Bennet spoke to Congress about its low approval rating of 9%. It is possibly the lowest approval rating that any legislative group has received by the American public in the history of the United States. To illustrate his point, he brought out a chart with the approval ratings of other items that have a higher approval rating than Congress. Some of these include: The President (40%); BP during the height of the oil spill (16%); Paris Hilton (13%); and America “going Communist” (11%). You would think that America would have a higher regard for our leaders, but we don’t. Here are five shocking tApproval Ratings Better Than Congress.
Everybody dies. For most of us, we can’t choose how we are going to go, but that doesn’t stop people from worrying about dying. If given a choice, people would like to die peacefully at home, out of pain, and in their sleep. It’s a good way to go. While dying a violent or painful death is not on the top of anyone’s list, the biggest fear of most people is dying alone. According to statistics, however, 38% of people approve of dying alone! That’s 29% higher than the people who approve Congress!
The year 2011 brought us many bad movies. They weren’t Gigli-bad (sorry Ben Affleck), but they were real stinkers. One of the worst movies to hit the silver screen this year was The Hangover 2. This was the much-anticipated sequel to The Hangover (2009) and a real let-down. Compared to CSPAN, however, this movie was Oscar-worthy. According to RottenTomatoes.com, the critics gave this “movie” a 32% approval rating.
There is no question that the scandal at Penn State is a terrible thing. Jerry Sandusky, the past assistant coach of the Penn State football team, was accused of molesting eight boys. With the breaking of this news, there has been nationwide outcry. Ironically, the critical way people have viewed Penn State’s handled of this entire scandal is still nearly three times more favorable than how the people view Congress. Approval rating: 25% [Source: ESPN]
This actress is a troubled person. She is constantly in trouble with the law which is only made worse by the fact that she never serves her full time in jail, finds loopholes in her community service to do as little work as possible, and requires special treatment. People in the nation hate her, yet continue to watch this train wreck. Her approval rating doubles that of Congress with a whopping 18%.
It’s hard to imagine that one of the greatest monsters of the twentieth century is better liked than our Congress. Of course, he’s probably responsible for less crimes. Manson was the head of a cult in California, known as the Manson Family who went on a killing spree in August, 1969. The murders were horrific and captured the nation though the recognition of the victims (a very pregnant actress Sharon Tate and Folger’s coffee heiress, Abigail Folger) and the closely followed trial. Manson is still serving a life in prison at the Corcoran Correctional Facility in California. His approval rating just squeaks past Congress with a 9.5%.