(CNN) – The new Congress is getting higher marks than the last, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll.
Both congressional Democrats and Republicans have enjoyed an increase in their popularity over the past two months, according to the survey released Monday. Democrats saw their approval rating go from 36 percent in December to 47 percent in the latest poll.
After hitting an all-time low in Gallup’s records in December with a 25 percent approval rating, Republicans have also seen their numbers begin to rise. According to the latest poll, 36 percent approve of the job Republicans are doing in Congress.
"The boost in the public's view of Congress is not a recent phenomenon - it appears to have started in January or early February," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said. "Early February polls conducted by a number of organizations showed higher numbers for leaders of both parties in Congress. The increase may be due to the perception that Congress was starting to take action on the economy, or it might be simply a sign that many Americans were willing to wipe the slate clean for both parties when a new year began."
The USA Today/Gallup poll surveyed 1,013 adults from February 20-22, and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.