Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    In six different polls taken by five companies in June, the Presidents average approval rating was 40%. In May-5 polls-4 companies, 44.5 %
    In April-6 polls-6 companies, 43%
    Lowest rating-Quinnipiac 40% 6/30/14
    Highest rating-CNN/ORC 75% 2/7/09
    Average since inauguration 51.5%, (726 polls averaged) and showing a slow decline since then.

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 2 years ago

    Amazingly high poll numbers considering the complete lack of co-operation in Congress, litigation to stop action, right wing negative media blitz, and the non-stop investigation of created scandals.

  3. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    The polls on the approval ratings of Congress are around 15%. It really makes the President’s 40-50% look rather good. Personally I would give Congress about a 0%. I have lived through many Congresses and have never seen such a dysfunctional mess. The most they seem to be able to manage is to commemorate some day or person on the very few days they manage to be in session.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 2 years ago

    The GOP can’t even raise the gas tax, because of a promise they made to Grover Norquist. So instead they use a much more expensive method of weakening private pensions for ten years to pay for a ten month extension of highway construction, with NO plan to ever pay for it again in the future. The Republicans should leave government if they refuse to govern or let other people govern.

  5. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 2 years ago

    The poll numbers for Congress are down. But, everyone loves their own Representative. It is the same old story: We have to dump them all, except mine.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    “The polls on the approval ratings of Congress are around 15%. It really makes the President’s 40-50% look rather good.”

    I keep seeing this comparison and am starting to consider this a red herring. Comparing a group to an individual has the feeling of being not quite right.

  7. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, about 2 years ago

    And you and Clark probably think Doonesbury is factual!

  8. Tim Culberson

    Tim Culberson said, about 2 years ago

    I think you should have said
    “This so called cartoon make sense. It can be understood by anyone with an IQ above Zero”

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    “The GOP can’t even raise the gas tax, because of a promise they made to Grover Norquist. So instead they use a much more expensive method of weakening private pensions for ten years to pay for a ten month extension of highway construction, with NO plan to ever pay for it again in the future.”

    Have you considered that highway trust fund monies should never have been used to bolster private pensions to begin with? Or the monies used for things other than highway construction and maintenance?

  10. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 2 years ago

    Great cartoon, Lisa!

  11. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Your point is that Obama is doing better than the House in terms of approval. Which is like saying Richard Speck is more popular than Jeffrey Dahmer. As to Bush signing the bill…so? Bush did a number of things. Some indifferent. Most assinine. That bill however was designed to help kids and no one could have foreseen this circumstance. I don’t fault Obama for trying to help these kids. Why are you trying to fault Bush for trying something similar? It looks like Lisa’s point isn’t the only one that’s meaningless and petty

  12. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 2 years ago

    And the liberals keep trying to blame the child immigration crisis on Wilberforce and Bush, jr, when the bill was passed and signed in December 2008, when Obama, having been elected in November 2008, was completely responsible.
    --
    I am in my early 70’s and sometimes have trouble putting together a coherent sentence, but this statement of yours leaves me totally confused.
    .
    How is it that Obama “was completely responsible” because of “having been elected in November 2008”? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe he wasn’t inaugurated until January 20, 2009. Have you considered that?
    .
    Further, you intimate that he was the only Senator (“absent from the vote”) who did NOT vote for the bill. How does that support your contention?
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    Please help this senile old fart understand your point.
    Smiley

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    ^It was sarcasm.

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 2 years ago

    ^
    Oh…..

    I’m too old to understand sarcasm. I thought he was serious. I’ve been away too long, I guess.

    Smiley

  15. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Donald Williams

    Always look at Micheal wme’s links before responding to his posts. They are clues to his sarcasm.

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