Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit, had this to say yesterday:
WORST CONGRESS EVER: "Remember when only 14% approved of the job Congress is doing? A year later, only 9% do." The Pelosi/Reid leadership team is taking Congress places it's never been before!
UPDATE: So why are the Republicans running scared, and why aren't they going after the "new Democratic Congress" hammer-and-tongs? Beats me. Because they're idiots, I guess.
Really? So it's all the Democrats fault? Well let's look at the actual Rasmussen poll they are talking about. The poll is located here, but apparently Reynolds, along with others on the right ignored a key fact from the poll:
Despite these negative attitudes towards Congress, Democrats continue to enjoy a double digit lead on the Generic Congressional Ballot. Also, Barack Obama holds a modest lead over John McCain in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll. Other key stats on Election 2008 can be found at Obama-McCain: By the Numbers.
All the polls that have come out giving Congress very poor ratings have had one thing in common - the Republicans rank far worse than the Democrats. The people seem to realize that the Republicans have been playing obstructionist non-stop, despite the media's attempt to downplay the record number of filibusters they have engaged in.