Thursday, February 21, 2013

Gallup Poll to Congress: You Still Stink

Posted By on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 9:00 AM

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The latest Gallup poll indicates that the U.S. Congress is still sitting at its near-record-low approval rating of 15 percent.

Last year in February and August, Congress dropped to its lowest-ever approval of 10 percent. The approval for Congress continues to be much lower than the nation's approval of President Obama, the survey noted.

"This may in part reflect the difference between rating an institution versus rating a particular person; no doubt many Americans would rate their individual representative in Congress higher than they would rate Congress overall," Gallup explains. "Still, the disparity may give Obama the upper hand when it comes to generating public support on various policy issues and laws where congressional leaders and the president disagree."

Gallup has been conducting the congressional approval rating survey since 1974.

The general approval of U.S. lawmakers has fallen a steady two points or so a year since 2010, when it was at 19 percent.

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