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Someone Explain This to Me

Ken Kastle is a parishioner with me at our church St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Abington, PA. He writes a blog called “Looking at Things Through My Eyes.” Mr. Kastle has had a long career in education and often views his politics as I do, so I often find his blog posts compelling. Below is one of the posts to his blog, enjoy!

Looking At Things Thru My Eyes

RealClearPolitics.com provides the current approval rating for the U.S. Congress as reported by six polls. The reported ratings range from a high of 19% (reported by the Monmouth poll) to a low of 13% (as reported by both the Economist and PPP (D) polls). The average approval  rating reported in these polls was 15.2%.

By any measure of satisfaction, these ratings are abysmal. Any worker given that kind of rating would be fired immediately.

p.s. The most recent weekly average job approval rating for President Obama reported by the Gallup poll was 51%. And, this is the man being excoriated by the candidates of the opposition party for what they call his poor job performance.

Can someone explain this to me?

According to The Center for Responsive Politics (as reported at www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/reelect.php), the reelection rate in the 2014 mid-term election for incumbents in the U.S. House of Representatives was 95% and…

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One thought on “Someone Explain This to Me

  1. Thanks, James.

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