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Americans disapprove of Republicans


Seventy-two percent of Americans disapprove of Republican members in Congress with 47 percent saying they “strongly” hate the political party, according to a recent poll.

The poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News said 61 percent of respondents are also unhappy with the Democratic party and 54 percent are dissatisfied with President Barack Obama.

Americans’ approval of Republicans has been abysmal for the past years, and that people around the world disliked Congress as a whole.

According to the poll, 25 percent of American citizens believe it would be a “bad thing” for the GOP to take over the Senate during the midterm election.

On the other hand, 48 percent are not in favor of a GOP-controlled Senate.

“The GOP certainly has its problems, but in a lot of ways, disgust with the GOP is like disgust with Congress,” Aaron Blake of The Washington Post wrote.

“While people hate Congress, they are much more likely to hold a favorable view of their own member of it. And if a Republican candidate can run a good campaign and avoid being too closely associated with the less-savory elements of his or her national party, that ‘R’ next to his or her name isn’t really much of a burden.”

According to the poll, 60 percent of Democrats approve of their party’s members in Congress, while only 30 percent of Republicans have the same idea.

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