Here are the results of our Gridlock Poll. Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories. Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population. Nevertheless, our polls are often both accurate and indicative of the nation’s view.
And here are your comments.
Showing comments 1-9 of 9.
Posted by Arielle 4 hours ago.
Ha – is the Pope Catholic? Whose fault could it be, I wonder, if the country is a mess? I give the Republicans credit for 99%…. ok, 99.9%.
Posted by Patty August 14, 2014 at 5:16 am.
Definitely, the Republicans own the gridlock.
Posted by Edie August 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm.
The Republicans have done nothing but obstruct bills and appointments since Pres. Obama started his first term. The only things they agree on are their own pay raises and vacations.
Posted by Rixar13 August 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm.
Posted by Yvonne White August 4, 2014 at 1:20 pm.
I think they’d claim it can’t be their fault 100% of the time because they’ve voted to repeal Obamacare 50 times & Democrats Just Wouldn’t Help! ;
Posted by SoINeedAName August 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm.
Media’s endlessly claiming "False Equivalency" is their go-to mantra to excuse gridlock.
Democrats: 1+1 = 2
Repubicans: 1+1 = 4
Media: 1+1 = 3
But clearly that is NOT true, no matter how many times Chucky Todd, David Gregory, Joe Scarborough, et al try to ram it down our throats.
Pres. Obama had a great explanation.
“You’ll hear if you watch the nightly news or you read the newspapers that, well, there’s gridlock, Congress is broken, approval ratings for Congress are terrible. And there’s a tendency to say, a plague on both your houses. But the truth of the matter is that the problem in Congress is very specific. We have a group of folks in the Republican Party who have taken over who are so ideologically rigid …"
Posted by Terrie C. Williams August 1, 2014 at 9:11 am.
95+….um……DUH, it damn sure ain’t Dems doing this chit !!!!!!
Posted by Joanne D August 1, 2014 at 4:26 am.
Well, 100% is included in the range "95%+" so I was fine with that. I know many people are upset that this Congress has accomplished nothing, but I am pleased with that, seeing as, with this particular Congress, if they did accomplish something, it would be hurtful. and most hurtful to those who are most vulnerable. And since the Republicans have openly stated that obstruction is their intention, it boggles my mind that anyone could fail to see that they own the gridlock.
Posted by Phil July 31, 2014 at 7:36 pm.
Republicans own 100% of Congressional gridlock, T.C. (on the theory that, had not Republicans obstructed every piece of legislation that might cast the current administration in a favorable light, the turncoat Democrats would have voted with the herd). I’m withholding my vote until I decide if I can live with 95%+.
I fully agree with the results. There is a new poll up, Vote both here and in November!