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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Gallup: 18% Approve of Way Congress is Handling Its Job

( - The percentage of U.S. resident adults who say when surveyed that they approve of the way Congress is handling its job increased from July to August, rising from 13 percent to 18 percent, according to a Gallup poll published today.

The increase occurred at a time when both the House and Senate have suspended regular business and members have largely left Washington, D.C. Neither chamber has held a roll-call vote since July 14.

"The rating in August ties with the highest measured in 2016 so far," Gallup said in an analysis by Justin McCarthy. "Aproval of the institution has been below 20 percent in most of Gallup's monthly measures since February 2010."

To determine the job approval of Congress, Gallup asks U.S. residents 18 and older: “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?” The latest survey was conducted Aug. 3-7. The previous survey—in which 13 percent said they approved of the way Congress was handling its job--was conducted July 13-17.



Anonymous said...

18%. This is a performance assessment by the employers, the people of the U.S.

If this were the real world they'd be fired.

Anonymous said...

obviously only congress and their families voted yes!

Anonymous said...

Well there's 18% nut jobs for sure.

Anonymous said...

18% of DC elites voted.The republican congress has give Obama a free pass on anything he wanted so I give them a 0%.

Anonymous said...

And yet, they keep getting re-elected. As corrupt as they are, and they all are corrupt, both sides of the aisle, they keep getting re-elected. They have rigged it that way. They will NEVER vote for term limits like they did to limit the power of the presidency. Obviously they don't think that what is good for the goose, is good for the gander. Everybody just keeps voting for their crook in office because they are so afraid of the other side's crook taking their place. It is all by design. They play the two party system for their own benefits, and the voters are oblivious. The guy who designed Obamacare is right....the voters are stupid. It's the political class that rules us, not the other way around. They answer not, to the people.