Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Public Really Dislikes Congress Public Really Dislikes Congress

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Power

Public Really Dislikes Congress

+

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

gallup0814.jpg

Just 10 percent of Americans approved of Congress in August, down six points from last month, and tied with February as the lowest rating in Gallup's 38-year history of the measure.

The approval rating has been below 20 percent every month since 2011. Before 2007, Congress's approval rating had been below 20 percent only twice -- in 1979 and 1992, according to Gallup.

"It is difficult to pinpoint precise causes for these extraordinarily negative views, although the continuing poor economy is certainly a major factor," Gallup reported on Tuesday.

It's unclear whether the public's disapproval of Congress will rub off on Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories

Excellent!"

Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL
 
 
What should you expect from on Election Night?
See more ▲
 
Hide