Americans to Congress: You stink!
New poll indicates a paltry 13 percent approval rating
With the debacle that took place over the debt-ceiling crisis, it’s no wonder the nation is fed up with Congress. But according to a new poll, Americans are extremely unhappy with their representatives. In fact, the survey shows that a paltry 13 percent of us approve of the job Congress is doing. This number ties the all-time low originally measured in December 2010. The latest poll was conducted on Aug. 11-14, shortly after congressional leaders and President Obama ended the long-drawn-out and contentious negotiations that finally led to a deal.
Here’s how the survey shaped up, by political party:
Democrats Independents Republicans
Approve 15% 9% 17%
Disapprove 83% 86% 81%