If there is anything in politics sillier than Congressional Job Approval polls, I’ve yet to find it – yet here I am writing about it. Ostensibly, these polls are set up to gauge the public’s trust in Congress – to get an idea about the public mood regarding our elected leaders.
In reality, the entire setup of the poll is a sham. Here’s the thing – unlike the President, the average voter cannot vote out the average Congressman (or woman). The truth is, Congress is set up in the way that it is strictly to avoid the public’s mood from tearing the House and Senate apart.