WashPost/ABC Poll: Congressional Approval Hits Low

Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011 10:15 AM

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Congressional approval continues to sink. Just 14 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest rate ever recorded in more than 20 years of Washington Post-ABC News polling.

The number is lower than just before the 1994, 2006, and 2010 elections, when the majority party went on to lose control of the House, The Washington Post reported. The dislike of Congress is also severe with 62 percent saying they “strongly disapprove” of Congress’ job performance with an additional 20 percent saying they “somewhat” disapprove.

Just 3 percent say they “strongly approve” of the job Congress is doing, which is below the poll’s margin of error at 4 percent. Among Democrats, 18 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, while just 13 percent of independents and Republicans do.

The contentious debt ceiling debate this summer harmed not only Congress but also President Barack Obama. Before the debate, Obama’s approval rating was at 47 percent, while it now is 42 percent. However, Obama’s jobs program that he is promoting in tough speeches across the country is helping him, the Post reported.

According to the Post, Obama now holds a 49-34 percent advantage over congressional Republicans when it comes to the public’s trust on creating jobs. In September, the numbers were even at 40 percent.

More than 6 in 10 also support Obama’s tax and cut plan to lower the deficit and three-quarters support his proposal to raise taxes on millionaires. Majorities of independents, moderates, conservatives, and Republicans back taxing millionaires, the Post reported.

Tea party supporters are among the few to oppose taxing the rich, objecting by a 2-to-1 margin.

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