Americans are more upset with political leadership than ever before
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Disapproval of Congress has hit an all time record high of 84% according to a Gallup poll released today, barely a week after pollster Pat Caddell warned that a dramatic loss of confidence in the country’s leadership meant Americans were now “pre-revolutionary”.
“Americans have usually not held Congress in high regard, but currently they have a more negative view of the institution than any other time Gallup has measured,” states the report, noting that the disapproval figure stood at 77% last time Americans were polled on the issue in early July.
Approval of Congress, which stands at just 6 per cent according to Rasmussen, is measured by Gallup at 13 per cent, tying the all time historic low reached in December 2010, but the disapproval figure of 84 per cent is one percentage point higher than last December’s figure.
Disenchantment with Congress is mirrored by President Obama’s ailing approval rating, which also fell to an all time low of 40% in recent days.
The Gallup survey dovetails with a recent Rasmussen poll which showed that just 17 per cent of Americans believe that the U.S. government has the consent of the governed, an all time low. In addition, 46 per cent of Americans think most members of Congress are corrupt, with just 29% believing otherwise.
Pollster Pat Caddell responded by stating that the results of the poll indicated Americans were now “pre-revolutionary,” labeling outcome as “unprecedented”.
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Anger at both Obama and Congress at their inability to offer genuine long-term solutions to the debt crisis and the country’s economic decline has left many Americans fearful that rioting and unrest could ensue. Almost half of all Americans believe that government austerity measures will lead to civil unrest on a scale recently seen in London, according to a new Rasmussen survey.
By every measurement, Americans are finally beginning to realize that the two party system has failed them because both establishment Republicans and establishment Democrats have completely abrogated their duty to uphold the constitution in favor of pleasing Wall Street and special interests in Washington.
This is why 2012 is perfectly primed for Congressman Ron Paul, the only presidential candidate who has stuck to sound money principles. Paul’s voting record proves that he is the only Republican candidate who will attempt to change the status quo that has left America in financial ruin.
Polls show that Ron Paul has the best chance out of any of the Republican candidates of beating Obama in 2012.
Now that the establishment media has brazenly admitted its deliberate policy to denigrate, sideline and ignore Ron Paul, it is once again left to the grass roots to educate other Americans about how Paul is the last hope for the United States if it wishes to maintain its status as the leading economic superpower of the world.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.