APPROVAL OF CONGRESS SLIPPING

When the people give you power they expect you to use it wisely. That's not the case in the latest poll numbers. Down to the lowest in a decade. Also from the story: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), the first woman to hold that position, has also failed to impress many Americans. Only 36% approve of the way she is handling the job, the poll found. In contrast, 46% of Americans in the current poll said they approved of the way Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia handled the job after he led the GOP into the majority in 1994.

LA Times