Congressional Republicans’ Approval Ratings in Freefall. Dems Hold Steady.

I couldn’t resist following up on yesterday’s post with another polling outfit. Quinnipiac just came out with fresh numbers.

Here’s net approval over the last five months:

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Currently: Negative 57% for the Pubs, compared to the Dems’ (still less than impressive) -28.

Here’s the breakout:

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Highlight number: As of October 1, 74% of Americans disapprove of the Congressional Republicans. Only 17% approve.

Congressional Democrats’ approval, disapproval, and net approval have all held steady or improved slightly.

That is all.

Cross-posted at Angry Bear.







2 responses to “Congressional Republicans’ Approval Ratings in Freefall. Dems Hold Steady.”

  1. David Avatar

    Hi Asymptosis, are you around? I apologize if this is inappropriate but I have a few questions regarding IOER and the Federal Reserve’s new RRP facility (which also operates on reserves I believe). I’m a bit perplexed as to how exactly the Fed will be able to increase short-term interest rates. If banks are not reserve constrained and excess reserve balances cannot be used in transactions with the general public, how exactly do either of these rates induce financial institutions to reduce their balance sheets?

    Additionally, do you think that the Fed funds rate sitting below IOER is indicative of failure of this specific policy? Or do you think it’s due to how GSE’s cannot earn IOER, etc.?

    If I have been unclear please let me know. Thank you and take care.

  2. David Avatar

    Oy, nevermind. I’m a fool.