70% may be high Greger, but I'd say you're right. 1994 is a great example as is 2010. Bill Clinton with his healthcare or his wife's healthcare task force, the raising of taxes which included raising the amount from 50% to 85% that the federal government can tax social security. Gun control legislation, an active congress that probably caused a 54 seat loss in the Nov 1994 midterm.

2010, you had the ACA. results, a 63 seat house loss. 55% of all Americans were against it then, so it was the wrong time to pass it. It hung around the democrats necks like an albatross all during Obama. Caused the loss of the senate in 2014 and perhaps even helped Trump defeat Clinton in 2016. It took Trump to make the ACA popular. It never was during Obama.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/obama_and_democrats_health_care_plan-1130.html

I think it has to do with peoples comfort zones. They're very comfortable with the way things are and have been. They become use to living that way, they have their routine. New Legislation upsets all of that. Takes them out of their comfort zone, their routine, changes what they have become use to. Whether or not the new legislation helps them is irrelevant. The majority of Americans don't like change.

For six months, Biden and company didn't try to make a whole lot of changes or pass a lot of legislation. Biden and company flew high in his and their approval rating, between 52-55%/ Now you have this fight on new legislation going on, approval drops 10 points.


It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.