3 Times As Many Americans Supported King George During the Revolutionary War than Support Our OWN Congress Today

Congress Is Less Popular than Zombies, Witches, Dog Poop, Potholes, Toenail Fungus, Hemorrhoids, Cockroaches, Lice, Root Canals, Colonoscopies, Traffic Jams, Used Car Salesmen, Genghis Khan, Communism, North Korea, BP during the Gulf Oil Spill, Nixon During Watergate or King George During the American Revolution

When Congress’ approval rating was in the double-digits, polls showed that it was less popular among the American public than cockroaches, lice, root canals, colonoscopies, traffic jams, used car salesmen, Genghis Khan, Communism, North Korea, BP during the Gulf Oil Spill, Nixon during Watergate or King George during the American Revolution.

An October poll by Public Policy Polling showed that Congress is less popular among the American people than zombies, witches, dog poop, potholes, toenail fungus and hemorrhoids.  That was when Congress’ approval rating was 8%.

A new Economist/YouGov.com poll shows that Congress has hit an all-time low: only 6% of the American public approves of Congress.

To put this in perspective, Wikipedia notes:

Historians have estimated that between 15 and 20 percent of the European-American population of the colonies were Loyalists.

In other words, around 3 times as many colonists supported King George as the 6% which support our own Congress today.

Moreover, a May 2013 poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University found that 29% of registered voters think that armed revolution may be “necessary” in the next couple of years. In other words, the number of Americans who think that armed revolution may be “needed” dwarf the number of Americans who approve of the job that Congress is doing.

Even back in 2010, Rasmussen noted that only a small minority of the American people think that the government has the consent of the governed, and that the sentiment was “pre-revolutionary”.

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  • Howard Treesong

    Just a couple of % points to go before the approval of congress comes within the statistical error rate. In truth, the approval rate should be 1%, because that’s the demographic congress is working for.

    I can see the use for a revolution. It’s simply aberrant that 99% of the people do not have a voice in congress and how their needs are systematically never met. How is that called a democracy?

    • Roopods6

      The United States of America isn’t a ‘Democracy’, it’s a Constitutional Republic. It’s beyond obvious that the Federated Corporatists in DC no longer represent “We the People” written about in the Declaration of Independence, or abide within the supreme law of the land, the Constitution for the United States.

      • ourfatherscovenant

        Hi Roopods, I miss seeing you and hope you are doing well. Take Care.

      • CHRISTYceh258

        give the people what they want and they will have a party.

        • CHRISTYceh258


          • CHRISTYceh258

            we don’t need anymore political party’s we need to do away with political party’s

  • It’s right in front of our eyes, rigged elections explain everything, WE’RE NOT EVEN “ELECTING” THESE PEOPLE! No wonder then the polls say what they say:


  • watchdogmom

    see “America Has Come To A Crossroads” at standupamericaus.org excellent by a very well respected Major General.

  • amongoose

    But even with this low rating it seems they still keep getting elected.
    Ask Americans and they say congress is inept, corrupt, —-
    but my guy is OK.
    As long as this is the sentiment there will be no change.
    I am afraid that the time has past that we can make a difference at the ballot box.
    I hope I’m wrong — but.

    • Mr. Jonz

      You’re wrong. Elections are a total sham.

    • steve

      I think it means that we, as a culture, are so isolated and balkanized that we all can’t agree on any common areas. The politicians know it and use it for their own purposes. A house divided will not stand…

      • CHRISTYceh258

        freedom of speech is what led to no one agreeing. but i like free speech.

  • Tom

    What do you know! So 6% believe the congress has NOT been trying to gut this country of her freedoms and wealth as fast as legislatively possible for the last 30+ years..

    • Mr. Jonz

      It doesn’t mean that. The 6% are probably the people who benefit from the Criminal Congress, their owners, the lobbyists and the people they give cushy jobs to. Their mommies too.

  • lou hodges

    That’s why it was called the American “Revolution”. It was not a popular movement. Revolutionaries forced people to join or else. Thus the nation of Canada.

  • colinjames71

    Almost as astounding as the numbers, is the fact that the polls themselves are taken on the popularity of hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, and colonoscopies. Who would have ever known how useful they would be for illustrating how popularCongress ISN’T?!

  • amerikagulag

    So let me get this straight – that means 18 supported King George because only 6 support Obama?

  • CHRISTYceh258

    nobody cares anymore. i don’t see a revolution happening in my generation or the generations that are younger than mine. society has rags for values. and its a joke to many people or just something to complain about over a bad cup of coffee. personally, i know i have morals and values and i look forward to saterday night live jokes about politics to make me feel better about what i don’t like about my country. I love my country anyways. that is my goal for my life. to love my country despite the fact that it’s head is in the gutter and it is wearing rags and calling them designer. but i wouldn’t want to go back to the harsh judgmental ways of the puritans, i am a christian and i love the fact that after salvation society is more forgiving than it would have been in king george the third’s time, that is the good thing. unfortunately few people know right from wrong well enough to know what there is to forgive.

  • Tom Welsh

    I’m never very happy about Wikipedia’s impartiality when it comes to matters touching on the USA and its general superiority to everyone else. All the history books I have read say that there were considerably MORE loyalists than revolutionaries – as you’d expect.