Majority Believe Current Congress Is A Failure

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Almost a quarter of Americans said heath care is the most important issue facing the country today, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

Twenty-four percent of respondents approved of GOP leaders in Congress while 71 percent disapproved.

Despite their party controlling both chambers of Congress, only one in six Republicans (16%) approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest yet in 2017.

On a national basis, 16% of US adults approve of Congress, statistically similar to the 20% recorded in July but the lowest rating the body has received to date in 2017. According to the report, the last time the Senate had such a strong Republican bias was in 1913 - the year direct Senate elections were ratified.

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On the other hand, though Perot polled more than 19 percent in 1992 and polls showed some two-thirds of them had previously voted Republican, post-election analyses also showed he probably didn't alter the outcome.

It seems highly unlikely that someone like Kasich, whose term as governor ends in 2019, could wrest the Republican nomination from Trump. The current hacking investigation by Congress is nothing more than a “witch hunt” and a fishing expedition.

The majority of Americans (56%) want the two parties to work together to make changes to health care policy, according to CNN's survey. That's down slightly from ten years ago, before the passage of the ACA, when 64% supported the idea. Fewer than 5% named each of several other issues, like the environment, civil rights, government spending and education. "Plain and simple, electing more Trump Republicans like Jose Felix Diaz will devastate South Florida's middle-class", said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Johanna Cervone in a statement. His voters said they would have divided evenly between Democrat Bill Clinton and Republican President George H.W. Bush. The margin of sampling error for results among the full sample is plus or minus 3.6 percentage points, it is larger for subgroups.

The poll was "based on telephone interviews conducted August 2-6, 2017, with a random sample of 1,017 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 USA states and the District of Columbia".

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