Only 13 percent of Americans polled approve of Congress

Washington, Dec. 16 (ANI): America's satisfaction with Congress has hit an all-time low in a Gallup Poll released Wednesday.

Just 13 percent said they approve of the job Congress is doing, while 83 percent said they disapprove, Politico reports.

The lowest approval rating for Congress in a Gallup survey prior to this poll was 14 percent in July 2008.

Among Democrats, 16 percent approve of Congress, down from 29 percent in November.

Republicans are less positive, with seven percent saying they approve of the job Congress is doing.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll published Tuesday suggests that Americans are unsure of the ability of the incoming Republican majority in the House of Representatives to tackle the country's problems.

Thirty-eight percent said they thought Republicans could do the best job handling the issues of the next few years, while 43 percent said that President Barack Obama could do better.

Gallup surveyed 1,019 adults Dec. 10-12. The margin of error is plus or minus four percentage points. (ANI)

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