Americans' assessment of Congress has hit a new low, with 13% saying they approve of the way Congress is handling its job. The 83% disapproval rating is also the worst Gallup has measured in more than 30 years of tracking congressional job performance.The low marks are across party lines.
The prior low approval rating for Congress was 14% in July 2008 when the United States was dealing with record-high gas prices and the economy was in recession.
The low approval ratings cut across party lines, too. Seven percent of Republicans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, and 13 percent of independents approve of Congress. The popularity of the Democratic-held House and Senate among supporters has declined since October, too; 16 percent of Democrats said now that they approve of Congress, down from 38 percent in October.Meanwhile, the Obamamedia is already trying to portray the GOP as untrustworthy before they even assume control after the Pelosi-led disaster.
Republicans may have made major gains in the November elections, but they have yet to win the hearts and minds of the American people, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.How about letting them govern for awhile before these issuing some idiotic poll?
The poll suggests that the election, while perhaps a vote against the status quo, was not a broad mandate for Republicans and their plans. The survey also underscores the degree to which Americans are conflicted about who they think is setting the agenda in Washington.