Friday, August 5, 2011

NY Times Poll: Opinion of Congress Worst On Record

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Members of Congress, now on recess, won't be returning to too many welcome home parties. A new New York Times/CBS News Poll indicates disapproval of Congress is now at its highest level on record.

A staggering 82 percent of Americans polled disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job. That's the highest number since The Times began asking the same question back in the mid 1970s. The poll found Congressional Republicans shouldered more of the blame for the debt-ceiling debacle than Democrats or President Barack Obama.

The public was evenly divided about how Obama handled debt ceiling negotiations: 47 percent disapproved and 46 percent approved.

You can read the full results here.

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