Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Recently, I posted this quote:

"Congress's week-long Memorial Day recess was expected to leave the bill in tatters. But with a week of action set to begin today, the legislation's champions say they believe that the voices of opposition, especially from conservatives, represent a small segment of public opinion. Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who led negotiations on the bill for his party, said the flood of angry calls and protests that greeted the deal two weeks ago has since receded every day.

The point, obviously, was to push the idea that the backlash over the Amnesty Bill was coming from a small group of people on the right. However, we all know better. Zogby just released the results of a poll that shows the opposite:

"The Zogby Interactive poll of 8,300 adults nationwide finds just 3 percent of Americans viewing Congress's handling of the immigration issue in favorable terms, while 9 percent say the same of the president - even as respondents in the survey rated it the second most important issue facing the country, after the war in Iraq."

"...a small segment of public opinion."??? Think again.
***UPDATE: Congress' rating lowest in Gallup history.

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