Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are taking a beating in the fallout of the recent long, drawn-out battle over the nation’s debt and raising the debt ceiling. In a CBS News/New York Times poll released Friday, President Obama received an approval rating of 48 percent. Even harder hit was Congress with a disapproval rate of 82 percent, the lowest in the 34 years.
In a recent interview with Greenwood affiliate WLMA, 1st District GOP Congressman Tim Scott admitted there is currently an increase in polarization among lawmakers in the nation’s capital, based on differing political ideologies.
Scott says there are a number of lawmakers in Congress– and he includes himself in that number– that will base their decisions on ideological precepts. Scott said there are others who will basically make decisions on what is politically expedient.
Scott says he has been working to push the conservative agenda that his constituents want and he has received mostly positive responses from voters in his district.
Greenwood affiliate WLMA’s Anne Eller contributed to this story