Senator vs. Senate Approval Ratings

Senator vs. Senate Approval Ratings

Why is it that the Senate and House of Representatives have dipped as low as single digit approval ratings recently but individual Members of Congress enjoy significantly much higher approval ratings? 

When it comes time for the elected official to campaign for re-election they profile, frame, and formulate their message with phrases such as

-          “Reached across the aisle…”

-          “Worked on bi-partisan…”

These phrases lead the voting public to believe they are working in a collaborative way to solve problems and provide solutions for the public.

There are two realities to take into consideration, both of which directly contradict these carefully constructed campaign messages.  

First is, activity does not translate into results.  John Wooden, a successful college coach, often said “Never mistake activity for achievement”.  Specific recent examples include Nancy Pelosi’s eight hour one-minute speech, Mitch McConnell’s open floor debate which lasted a week or more, and the bi-partisan group called the Problem Solvers Caucus – all that activity producing no outcome.  

Second item to keep in mind is the constant party line voting by members of the private organizations known as the Democratic and Republican parties.  Individual Members of Congress typically vote 90% of the time with their party. 

Spinning wheels with not upshots and party line voting are directly opposite of the crafted message being sold to voters.


When you cast your vote you should consider the work outcomes from the body when evaluating who to vote for, not the individual efforts that fail to produce results.  Think of your job and how your performance is based upon what you accomplish, and not how you talked about it.

Kevin Kimple is not beholden to any political party and will not be bound by a private organization’s agenda.

Credibility matters.

Leadership is needed.

Kevin Kimple is not just another option, he is offering a solution.

          Make it Simple – Vote Kimple

Posted on 22 Mar 2018, 01:49 - Category: Political Comment

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