Congressional Approval Nears Historic Lows

Approval of how Congress is performing the lowest since Democrats took over DC, mainly due to disappointing the Democrat base. From Gallup:

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Gallup notes:

The all-time low Gallup reading on congressional approval is 14%, recorded in July 2008. Prior to this, 18% was the lowest in Gallup’s history of asking this question, which dates to 1974. In addition to the current measure, congressional approval was at 18% for several months in 2008 as well as in March 1992. It was only slightly higher in June 1979 (19%) and October 1994 (21%).

Congress enjoyed a bump in public approval at the start of last year as the Obama administration was getting underway — fueled mostly by enhanced approval among Democrats and independents. Nearly all of that heightened support among independents had peeled off by last fall, and now Democrats are breaking away.

This certainly does not bode well for Democrats in November.

Posted February 8th, 2010 Filed in Government, Races of '10