Washington (CNN) – Americans' approval of Congress has hit a new low, according to a new national survey.
A Gallup poll released Wednesday indicates that only 13 percent of the public gives Congress a thumbs up on the way its handling its job, with 83 percent saying they disapprove. The 13 percent approval rating is the worst Gallup has measured in the more than three decades it has been tracking public opinion of Congress, with the 83 percent an all time high for a disapproval rating.
A CBS News poll released earlier this month indicated that 17 percent of Americans approved of how Congress was doing its job, with more than seven in ten saying they disapprove.
According to the Gallup survey, only 16 percent of Democrats approve of how Congress is handling its duties, down from 38 percent in October. Thirteen percent of independents questioned and seven percent of Republicans give Congress a thumbs up.
The Gallup poll was conducted Dec. 10-12, with 1,019 adults nationwide questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.
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