According to a new set of numbers you arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t happy with how things are being done in Washington, DC. But while Washington should be worried about this, analysts arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t sure youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to do anything about it.
The New NBC poll says President Obama's approval rating is at a new low at 40%. Sixty percent of you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like the way the economy is and 70% think the country is headed in the wrong direction. KTRH political analyst Chris Begala says it's all about your bottom line.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“People arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t as well off as they were nine years ago. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no doubt about that,Ã¢â‚¬ Begala said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“There are a lot of people out of work. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more expensive to live and people are feeling the pinch.Ã¢â‚¬
But even though you have a chance to do something to change that in November only 57% of you said youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be willing to carry a protest sign for a day, and Begala says you aren't likely to change things on Election Day.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“People arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t excited. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not going to run to the polls. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking at a low turnout in November. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d guesstimate it to be in the high 30Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s,Ã¢â‚¬ Begala explained. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We celebrate when we get over 50% of the country voting.Ã¢â‚¬
And that's even though 80% of you are down on our political system, and only 14% of you are giving a 'thumbs up' to the way Congress is doing its job.