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Throw the bums out? 19% in poll say re-elect most in Congress

Only one in five voters believe most members of Congress deserve to get re-elected, a new Gallup poll finds.

The 19% recorded by the Gallup poll… 275 more words

Polls

The Politics Around Here

Kansas holds a primary one week from today, and the state is already awash in politics. Yard signs are proliferating, the mailbox is full of fliers, the pitchmen for identity theft protection agencies and the guy from the Good Feet Store have been chased off the talk radio airwaves by campaign commercials, and some of the races are intriguingly nasty. 1,334 more words

Politics

On Margins and Disruption

Which industries have the highest net margins?

Exactly the ones you’d expect – financial services, IT, media, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, alcoholic beverages.

What’s more striking is how low net margins across most industries are. 231 more words

Technology

Americans don't like the Congresspeople of their own districts

Approval ratings of U.S. congress have been stuck at single digits or low double digits for years. However, Americans tend to like Congresspeople elected in their own districts and states more than they like Congress as a whole. 161 more words

Elections