Gallup poll

Media trust hits all-time low

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Automobile manufacturers can claim we need a car to get anywhere. The farmers and food companies will impress on the world its need to eat. But for the news media — especially this news media — to suggest civilization as we know it will cease to exist without their profound wisdom and professionalism is arrogant. And laughable.

GOP Congress earns low marks from public

Nick Gass, Politico

Just 14 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is doing its job, according to a new Gallup survey released Wednesday, and they do not seem all that enamored with Republican leaders in the House and Senate, either.

Gallup: GOP Congress More Popular Than Obama

John Nolte, Breitbart

R's in Congress enjoy a 42% approval rating. Obama sits at a 39% approval rating. His disapproval rating sits at a whopping 56%. When asked by Gallup who should have more influence over the direction of the US, a majority chose R's in Congress over Obama by a whopping 56-36% margin.

Tea Party Republicans Highly Motivated to Vote in Midterms

Frank Newport, Gallup.com

73% of Tea Party Repubs. are very motivated to vote, much more than non-Tea Party Repubs. or other Americans. About one in four Americans continue to say they support the Tea Party. Tea Party Repubs. are most focused on deficit, Iraq and Syria.

McConnell's Favorability Rating Lowest Among Leadership

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

Sen. Min. Leader Mitch McConnell's net favorability rating stands at negative 17%, the lowest among all cong. leaders (Pelosi's is a negative 16%).

Older Americans Shifting Toward Repub. Party: Study

Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup.com

U.S. seniors -- those aged 65+ -- have moved from a reliably Dem. group to a reliably Repub. one over the past two decades. Over the last 7 years, seniors have become less Democratic, and have shown an outright preference for the GOP since 2010.

Repub. ID Crisis: Record Low Align W/ GOP

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

A record number people (42%) are now identifying themselves as independents, while the number of people that identify as Republicans has dipped to a new low, according to 25 years of Gallup polling.