The American public's view of congress
Congress, Public opinion
Congress has long been unpopular with the American public, with approval numbers above fifty percent serving as the exception rather than the norm. In this essay we argue that such disapproval stems not from calculated reaction to policy outcomes or partisan attachments. Rather, people tend to disapprove of Congress for exactly the thing it was designed to be: an open and deliberative lawmaking body. The more Congress does its job, the more the public tends to disapprove. Copyright ©2008 The Berkeley Electronic Press. All rights reserved.
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Hibbing, John R. and Larimer, Christopher W., "The American public's view of congress" (2008). Faculty Publications. 2386.