Unimpressed and Clueless

That seems to be a good description of the voters in response to the current Democratic congress. I’m amazed at these numbers–well, no, that’s a lie. I’m depressingly unsurprised by these numbers. From a CQPolitics report of a Pew poll:

Yet the Pew survey, conducted before the budget action, found that American voters appear unimpressed with the Democratic majority’s legislative achievements thus far. Nearly seven out of 10 people could not name anything important that the new Congress has accomplished.

. . . and . . . [snip a couple of paragraphs]

But the poll found a silver lining for Democrats: While respondents were hard pressed to point to any of the “Six in ‘06” legislative goals the Democrats set prior to the midterm election, the party’s leaders have made striking gains over the GOP leadership in public perceptions.

Forty-one percent of respondents said the Democratic Party had stronger leaders versus 36 percent for the Republican leadership, a reversal from the GOP’s 27 percentage-point lead last April. Democrats also ran ahead in terms of having “better” leaders (44 percent to 29 percent), more ability to manage the government (47 percent to 31 percent) and being more honest and ethical (43 percent to 25 percent).

Summary? We don’t know what they’re doing, but we trust them a little bit more than the previous crowd, though we didn’t know what they were doing either.

And we trust ourselves to elect a government! 🙁

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