Thursday, August 11, 2011

Congress Hits Pathetic Low In Public's Mind

After prolonged and painstaking negotiations on raising the nation’s debt limit, Congress receives its lowest job approval rating ever in a Fox News poll.
Only 10 percent of American voters approve of the lawmakers’ performance, according to Fox’s most recent poll, which was released Wednesday. That’s down from an already unimpressive 20 percent approval rating in June.

The previous record low was 13 percent in October 2008, around the time Congress passed TARP (the Troubled Asset Relief Program) in response to the subprime mortgage crisis.

In the new poll 81 percent of voters disapprove of the job Congress is doing -- also a record. Disapproval is high across the board, as Democrats (78 percent), Republicans (84 percent) and independents (86 percent) alike give Congress bad marks. Fully 92 percent of those who say they’re part of the Tea Party movement also disapprove of Congress.

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