Do Americans think Congress is good at their job?

    Is Congress doing a good job these days? Well, America certaintly thinks so. Dave and Frank discuss the polling numbers on Congressional approval and why it’s up in this week’s What Are We Thinking? We’ll also talk about public emotional well being and the economy, President Obama’s lifting of the ban on federal funding for stem cell research, and more.

    Is Congress doing a good job these days? Well, America certaintly thinks so. Dave and Frank discuss the polling numbers on Congressional approval and why it’s up in this week’s What Are We Thinking? We’ll also talk about public emotional well being and the economy, President Obama’s lifting of the ban on federal funding for stem cell research, and more.

    Topics:

    -Congress job approval – Consumer Mood Index

    -The tragic shootings in Alabama and in Germany likely will increase calls for stricter gun control. Do Americans want that?

    -President Obama this week signed an executive order lifting curbs on stem cell research. How many Americans are upset with that?

    -The oil and gas industry is gearing up to fight Obama administration proposals to close loopholes for oil and gas production and to increase taxes thereupon. Do Americans wholeheartedly support that?

    MOST INTERESTING FINDING OF WEEK

    Concern about global warming – despite Al Gore’s best efforts – is going down! Not up!  More Americans think that claims about global warming are exaggerated than at any time in Gallup’s history of asking about it!

    THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

    10  years ago, it was 1999 – Gallup was asking Americans about the looming worries over the Y2K issue that some said would basically shut down the world’s infrastructure.

    TOP 5 LIST

    Top & Bottom 5 States in the Union with the Highest Well-Being.

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