New Congress is Just as Unpopular as Ever

Gallup: “More than a month into the tenure of the Republican-controlled 114th Congress, the partisan makeover of America’s legislative body does not appear to have done much for its popularity. One in five Americans say they approve of the way Congress is handling its job, slightly higher than the 16% approval in the final reading for the 113th Congress, from December. Seventy-five percent of Americans disapprove of Congress.”

“While the promotion of GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell to majority leader has undoubtedly changed the political calculus in Washington, it has done little so far to change most Americans’ opinions about Congress.”

Congressional Job Approval Ratings: 2001-2015

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