Harry Reid Gaffe Edition

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on September 2, 2009


Just when you thought that Reid could not stick his foot further in his mouth. Maybe the Senate Majority Leader is responsible for news like this:

Slightly more than one-third of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Democratic-led Congress, a new poll said Wednesday in a clear warning to the majority party.

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press said the 37 percent expressing a positive opinion represents a decline of 13 points since April.

The favorable percentage is one of the lowest in more than two decades of Pew surveys—if not the lowest, the poll said. The previous low was 40 percent in January, but the difference is not statistically significant because of the margin of error.

The overall percentage wasn’t the only warning for Democrats.

The poll found a major drop in intentions to vote Democratic in next year’s midterm elections. Forty-five percent of respondents said they would vote for a Democratic candidate in their district or lean Democratic, while 44 percent said they would vote or lean Republican. Four years ago the numbers favored Democrats 52 percent to 40 percent, as the party went on to gain control of Congress.

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