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Posted by Andrew Roman on February 23, 2010

The theme over the past couple of days seems to be “poll data.”

To that end, I thought I’d toss around a few more Obamalicious numbers for you to gnaw on.

Once upon a time, when the Messianic Age had just emerged from the electoral womb, and the people of America – and yes, planet earth – were poised to embark on a future of unprecedented promise and camaraderie, there appeared to be nothing that could not be accomplished by the dynamically teleprompted strapping young socialist from Chicago. After all, he had super majorities in both houses of congress, a media more than eager to swallow his offerings, and approval ratings that rivaled only chocolate and orgasms. The world, so we were told, was all Bushed out and new blood needed to be infused in the ailing body of Washington.

What a difference thirteen months can make.

According to a new Rasmussen poll, only 15% of Americans believe Washington is working.

Coincidentally enough, all of Washington is run by Democrats.

Go figure.

From the Los Angeles Times:

After months of what sure looks like political gridlock in the nation’s capitol despite voters having handed majority control of all three political institutions to Democrats back in 2008, almost three-out-of-four Americans today say “Washington right now is broken.”

I was going to say that it didn’t take long for the American people to roundly reject Obamacratic in-your-face, progressive nannyism, but thirteen months of this has been a camel’s eyelash shy of an eternity for Constitution-loving types like myself.

Even more amazingly, one out of four Americans still haven’t been fully convinced that the nation’s capitol is broken.

Actually, a new Rasmussen Reports Poll finds 73% see DC as broken while only 15% disagree. Twelve percent, who’ve been watching the Weather Channel or catching up on “The Sopranos” DVD’s, aren’t really sure.

The 12% who fall into the “not sure” category don’t interest me too much.

I’m not sure why.

But I’d love to ask one of those 15% exactly what it is about Washington that makes it work so well in their eyes. Is it the growing discontent across the country? Is it the push by Dems to exponentially expand the government’s role in all of our lives? Is it the acid the’re taking? Is it the complexity of Nancy Pelosi’s pre-facelift fault lines?

I think 10% of America still thinks Elvis is alive and that Mikey from the Life cereal commercials died from a lethal combination of pop rocks and soda.

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