Congress Approval Ties All-Time Low at 10%
Gallup has trouble pinpointing reasons, but perhaps they overlooked that congress has been doing the least they can for political reasons at a time when the people of the US need them to do the most they can.
Congress ties their all time low
Of course since the approval low crosses party lines, you have to wonder why Mitt Romney would choose one of the most vilified congress critters in recent memory, Paul Ryan, as a running mate. Maybe that approval rating is so low because Americans know how the Paul Ryan Congress operates.
9 out 10 in the GOP don’t like the Ryan Congress either
Ten percent of Americans in August approve of the job Congress is doing, tying last February’s reading as the lowest in Gallup’s 38-year history of this measure. Eighty-three percent disapprove of the way Congress is doing its job.
Congress approval was 30% in Gallup’s first measure using this question wording in April 1974, and has averaged 34% across the more than 230 times it has been measured since. Congress approval has been below 40% since early 2005, and below 20% every month since June 2011 — dropping to 10% in February of this year and again now.