Graph of the Day for March 27, 2010

"It is with great humility and with great pride that we tonight will make history for our country and progress for the American people.  [Applause]  Just think-we will be joining those who established Social Security, Medicare, and now tonight health care for all Americans. [Applause]... Americans will look back on this day as one which we honored the character of our country and honored our commitment to our nation's founders for a commitment to ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.'"  Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, March 22, 2010.

Word Cloud derived from polled Americans on

"One word that best describes your impression of Congress"



Source: 
The Pew Research Center.  H/T Hot Air.  (Size of word reflects number of times used to describe Congress, by 749 polled Americans.)


Hoven's Index for March 27, 2010


Percentage of those polled who:

Believe Congress is doing a poor job:  64%

Believe Congress is doing a good or excellent job:  11%

Would vote to keep current legislators in office:  17%

Would like to throw out all congressmen and start over:  59%

Would vote for a generic Republican for Congress:  43%

Would vote for a generic Democrat for Congress:  35%

Source:  Rasmussen.

Percentage who approve of the way Congress handled job, in 2002:  84%

In 2008:  18%

Source:  Gallup.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"It is with great humility and with great pride that we tonight will make history for our country and progress for the American people.  [Applause]  Just think-we will be joining those who established Social Security, Medicare, and now tonight health care for all Americans. [Applause]... Americans will look back on this day as one which we honored the character of our country and honored our commitment to our nation's founders for a commitment to ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.'"  Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, March 22, 2010.

Word Cloud derived from polled Americans on

"One word that best describes your impression of Congress"



Source: 
The Pew Research Center.  H/T Hot Air.  (Size of word reflects number of times used to describe Congress, by 749 polled Americans.)


Hoven's Index for March 27, 2010


Percentage of those polled who:

Believe Congress is doing a poor job:  64%

Believe Congress is doing a good or excellent job:  11%

Would vote to keep current legislators in office:  17%

Would like to throw out all congressmen and start over:  59%

Would vote for a generic Republican for Congress:  43%

Would vote for a generic Democrat for Congress:  35%

Source:  Rasmussen.

Percentage who approve of the way Congress handled job, in 2002:  84%

In 2008:  18%

Source:  Gallup.


Graph of the Day Archive.

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