How coronavirus changed Congress

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Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, Congress has seen a jump in its approval ratings. Chris Cillizza explains why this is the perfect example of why people don't like the government until they need them.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Congress Job Approval Highest Since 2009

House passes coronavirus relief bill after Trump announces his support

Trump signs coronavirus relief legislation into law

Health Institutions Still Rated Best for COVID-19 Response

Congress Job Approval Highest Since 2009

Clinton says era of big government is 'over' in 1996 State of the Union

Republicans pump brakes on new coronavirus stimulus spending

House approves $3 trillion Covid aid bill and historic rules change to allow remote voting

Americans' Trust in Mass Media Edges Down to 41%

Poll finds Americans disapprove of media’s handling of coronavirus. But its the same polarized picture as ever

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49 Comments on "How coronavirus changed Congress"

  1. Hey, Chris here — on a scale of one to 10, what is your approval rating for Congress?

    • Nicole Cordova | May 26, 2020 at 7:46 PM | Reply

      😜 0

    • 1

    • Jerry Marasco | May 26, 2020 at 8:27 PM | Reply

      CNN let me know when they show up for work ! How is it me, a construction worker is essential and Nancy Pelosi doesn’t show up for work ?
      Absolutely insane !
      Also insane ? If you call Trump a racist one more time and don’t mention Bidens voting record on segregation or how ” Joe’s ” law has put tens of thousands of people away for decades for marijuana.
      But, by all means leave Racist out of Bidens description !
      That makes sense ……
      said : no one at all !
      Biden is a career politician who hasn’t done a damn thing in 40+ years of being in DC

    • CNN Chris you get a 0

    • 1.1 which is higher then I would give CNN

  2. I haven’t seen any changes same old fighting like there wasn’t a virus i don’t know where CNN is getting that congress has changed

  3. Fake news at it again??

    • What’s fake 😂😂😂 you’ve been in lala land your whole life ….catch up on the real world then come back with a relevant comment

    • Christina Valdez | May 26, 2020 at 12:41 PM | Reply

      Oh shut up clown

    • Christina Valdez | May 26, 2020 at 12:41 PM | Reply

      @Only Fans Right

    • Pejotade Fotografia | May 26, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

      Fake news is not the right word.. say it like trump would.. bullshitters, conspiracy theorist, biased, liars, and overall just hacks… hahahhahaaha TRUMP 2020 and keep draining this infested dem swamp….

    • Pejotade Fotografia idiot 🤦🏽‍♂️ welp let’s see how much further the money gets you lmao when everyone becomes poor …who you gonna profit off of? can’t make profit if the people have nothing

  4. Bianca is Beautiful { Please SuB to my Channel } | May 26, 2020 at 11:58 AM | Reply

    I thought CONGRESS would be more united because of the VIRUS , but they got more SEPARATED

  5. Love the lisp. Makes you want to throw covid

  6. Johnny Perez | May 26, 2020 at 12:19 PM | Reply

    “All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.”- Mark Twain

  7. lotarus wing | May 26, 2020 at 12:36 PM | Reply

    hcq+zinc does work for early stage treatment, but majority of media never discuss,NIH Va study don’t use zinc on purpose or vitamin d

    • lotarus wing this has not been clinically proven in a scientific double blind study.

    • Janet Airlines | May 26, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      They waited until those patients were terminal before they treated them. It was rigged to fail. HCQ with zinc and zpak works. Period. Zelenko is publishing his study any day. He is working with german scientists so that it will be bulletproof, since the media and big pharma will do everything they can to destroy it. This cheap treatment is costing big pharma billions😀

    • DraygonBlade | May 26, 2020 at 6:27 PM | Reply

      @Janet Airlines because german medicine is the best in the world. it can do anything.

  8. Bud Fudlacker | May 26, 2020 at 12:39 PM | Reply

    Democrats are trying to spread Cuomo-19 from new York!

  9. “Gums up the works”- is that a technical dental term, Chris? 😂

  10. Sophie Peraaud | May 26, 2020 at 12:46 PM | Reply

    CONGRESS WAS ALWAYS CORRUPTED, THEY’RE NOW SHOWING THEIR TRUE COLORS.

  11. Samuel Geissel | May 26, 2020 at 12:53 PM | Reply

    American Democracy: where 20% approval is a laudable job well done

  12. Nicole Cordova | May 26, 2020 at 1:16 PM | Reply

    How the COVID has turned Congress even more corrupt🙄!

  13. ♿NPC-COVID19 | May 26, 2020 at 1:27 PM | Reply

    On a scale of 1-10.. Chris has ZERO testosterone or displays male traits 0️⃣

  14. ♿NPC-COVID19 | May 26, 2020 at 1:32 PM | Reply

    *1-10…* That is actually around the same number of how many people watch CNN!

  15. Sorry liberals, you are not taking my AR-15 or my 2nd Amendment! 🇺🇸#TRUMP2020🇺🇸

  16. This should read how the house changed Congress during a pandemic for the benefit of the left

  17. Let’s ask how cnn went from the standard in journalism to a bottom feeding sleazy gossip rag that only leans one way democrat. You don’t report news you sell hate fear under the guise of “news”.

  18. Has anybody noticed how CNN deprives their viewers of the daily briefing, as well as ceremonies and other things from the White House? Partisan fake news at its best.

  19. Major Minor | May 26, 2020 at 5:26 PM | Reply

    Politico: Democrats Are Worried The Economy Is Going To Recover Before The Election

  20. Jiggly McSugertits | May 26, 2020 at 6:54 PM | Reply

    More fun with the Comedy News Network

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