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Poll: Americans Unhappy With Both Chambers of Congress

By    |   Friday, 06 Sep 2013 12:34 PM

Americans don't think much of the job being done by either the House or the Senate, according to a Monmouth University poll.

According to the survey of 1,012 adults taken July 25-30, 76 percent disapprove of Congress' job performance, and only 14 percent approve.

A 60 percent majority say the Democratic-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House have performed about the same. A total of 18 percent think the House has performed better, and 14 percent believe the Senate has performed better.

The survey also revealed that while Americans are disgruntled with Congress' performance, nearly half aren't are unaware of which party controls which chamber. For example, only 49 percent of those surveyed said they knew the House is controlled by Republicans and only 45 percent said the Senate is run by Democrats.

When told that control of Congress is split between the two parties, 43 percent of respondents said its job performance would not improve even if one party controlled both chambers.

"Americans simply do not believe that Congress has been working on their behalf," Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth's Polling Institute, said in a statement.


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