Congress sinks to all-time low in CNN polling
September 30th, 2013
04:09 PM ET
11 months ago

Congress sinks to all-time low in CNN polling

Washington (CNN) - As the hours wind down toward a possible government shutdown because of a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law, the approval rating for Congress is plummeting to historic lows.

And a CNN/ORC International poll indicates that it's not just Congress and its top leaders that are making history for all the wrong reasons, but also the tea party movement and the Democratic and Republican parties, too.

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    I'd like to know who are the idiotic 10% who think Congress is doing a good job.

    September 30, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  2. jennyvee

    These republicans are real good at lies. I so look forward to 2014 cause i bet alot of them are outta job. People watch and when it comes time to vote DO IT and clean this government up!

    September 30, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    This nation is a totally uneducated nation. GOP the the horrible, congress is TERRIBLE, FIRE ALL THESE IDIOTS.

    September 30, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  4. sonny chapman

    It's Obama's fault. He's making the Repubs. act this way. If he hadn't been elected & then re-elected they wouldn't be acting this way at all.

    September 30, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. CB FL

    I hope everyone who voted for these TGOP are financially hurt. Maybe taking away your money will make an impact on you when common sense doesn't work.

    September 30, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    Is anyone surprised? Of course, that has been the aim of the GOP all along, to disgrace our national insitutions with so much pointless drivel to make their talk about ineffective government a self-fulfilling prophesy.

    September 30, 2013 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. allow me to translate

    Forty-three percent of those questioned say they have a favorable view of the Democratic Party, with 52% saying they see the Democrats in an unfavorable light. Those numbers are the reverse of where they stood in CNN polling in May when more respondents had a favorable view of the party than an unfavorable one.
    -----

    The American people, especially independents, are awakening to the fact that the far left Democrat Party is a big a disaster for this country along with their Obamacare. 2014 can't get here fast enough. Red state Democrat Senators? Better have a new job lined up.

    September 30, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  8. Thomas

    John A. Boehner might have to miss his golf game today.

    September 30, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  9. FIFY

    the GOP rating only edged down three points, from 35% in May to 32% now. More than six in 10 say they have an unfavorable view of the Republican Party.
    The American people, especially independents, are awakening to the fact that the far right Teapublicans are a big a disaster for this country along with their Obstructionism and terrorist tactics . 2014 can't get here fast enough.

    September 30, 2013 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh, dear. I've tried so hard not to comment because there is little I can say that will move Congress in the direction I've been pleading for ( a government for the people ) and because I so love a good poll, here I am once again at my keyboard.

    1. 90% of Democrats do not like the GOP.
    2. 90% of Republicans do not like the Democratic Party.
    3. 45% of Independents do not like the GOP.
    4. 45% of Independents do not like the Democratic Party.
    5. Unlike CNN, I do not include the TeaParty because as far as I am concerned the TeaParty it is one and the same with Republicans.

    This leaves America what? All tied up. Fancy that.

    Now if only (and I stress the words IF ONLY) our MSM would please start reporting facts, those figures might change and for once our duly elected Congress might actually focus on what is important for Americans - all Americans - and not just those being "polled" for an all tied effect of pitting neighbor against neighbor.

    September 30, 2013 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  11. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I love it when a rotten political party implodes. Bye Bye GOP!

    September 30, 2013 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    GOP/Teatrolls: "If we're going down, we're taking the rest of you with us."

    September 30, 2013 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    -allow me to translate

    Forty-three percent of those questioned say they have a favorable view of the Democratic Party, with 52% saying they see the Democrats in an unfavorable light. Those numbers are the reverse of where they stood in CNN polling in May when more respondents had a favorable view of the party than an unfavorable one.
    -–

    The American people, especially independents, are awakening to the fact that the far left Democrat Party is a big a disaster for this country along with their Obamacare. 2014 can't get here fast enough. Red state Democrat Senators? Better have a new job lined up.
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    Nice job of cherry-picking, the GOP numbers are far worse.

    September 30, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  14. Burt

    All of you who still follow the GOTP and somehow can justify their hatred for the left are completely out of touch with reality. If you don't believe me...ASK THE REST OF THE EDUCATED WORLD!

    September 30, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  15. freedom

    Obama will OWN this whether he wants to or not – there's no way out, Mr. President.

    September 30, 2013 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  16. Roger

    Congress is brain dead... Don't have a leader that has any common sense... Democrats are going to be out of a job... People are very unhappy with Obama... Glad I never voted for him... either time...

    September 30, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  17. jinx9to88

    Really? No, you must be kidding with all the work the have done. They work so very hard and never, ever get away for vacations.

    September 30, 2013 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  18. Randy, San Francisco

    Republcan and Tea Party poll numbers can't go down any lower. They are already at rock bottom reflecting support only from die hard supporters.

    September 30, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  19. vic , nashville ,tn

    Big thanks to Ted Cruz

    September 30, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |