(CNN)—Congress’ job approval rating hit a historic low Wednesday, reaching into the mid to low teens according the latest Gallup poll findings
The approval rating dropped 5 percentage points over the past month, from a 19 percent approval in June to 14 percent in July. The new record is 4 percentage points lower than Congress’ previous low of 18 percent last May.
The declining poll numbers can be attributed to sliding support for Democrats: Over the past month, their support has slid from 23 percent approval in June to 11 percent in July.
During that time, the Republican Party’s approval rating has risen, from 15 percent in June to 19 percent in July.
The survey of 1,106 adults, conducted by telephone July 10-13, has a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percent.