WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new national poll indicates that Americans think the job Congress has been doing deserves a grade of C-.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, released Thursday as Barack Obama's administration approaches 200 days in office, asked respondents to use a grading scale of A, B, C, D, and F, where A is excellent and F is very poor.
Five percent of those questioned gave Congress an A, 21 percent a B, 37 percent a C, 21 percent a D and 15 percent an F. The grade averaged out to a C-.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted July 31-August 3, with 1,136 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.