Congress: The Rating Just Keeps Falling

Just when you didn’t think Congress could get any worse in the eyes of the public, it has.

Downward_Red_ArrowGallup said in new poll Wednesday that a mere 10 percent of 1,029 participants approve of Congress’s performance – a record low for the respected polling outfit. Congress’s job approval rating was 13 percent in January and 11 percent in December.

Independents, at 8 percent, are most likely to disapprove of Congress, Gallup said. And Democrats and Republicans are about equally disgusted with lawmakers, giving them respective 11 percent and 12 percent approval ratings.

The average job approval rating for all of 2011 was 17 percent, according to Gallup.

“It is notable that President [Barack] Obama has continued to make criticism of Congress a part of his broad presidential reelection strategy,” Gallup’s Frank Newport wrote in his analysis.

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Source: Seung Min Kim | POLITICO