CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Think Congress is Failing

By Annabel Scott | August 10, 2017 | 6:32pm EDT
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( -- According to a recent by CNN poll, 68 percent of Americans view the Republican-led Congress as a failure following the collapse of the Obamacare repeal and replace bill last month.

The poll also finds that only 25 percent of Americans approve of the current Republican leaders in Congress, down significantly from their 39 percent approval in January.

Although Democratic leaders in Congress have a higher approval rating, 34 percent, 59 percent – six in ten respondents – disapprove of the congressional Democrats’ progress.

Additionally, only 20 percent of Americans, regardless of party, approve of Congress as a whole, matching this year’s low in January.

When asked about the cause for the recent lack of legislative progress, 38 percent of respondents pointed to disagreement among Republicans in Congress, 26 percent blamed a lack of leadership from President Trump, and 25 percent attributed it to opposition from Democrats.

The CNN Poll was conducted over telephone from August 3- 6, using a random national sample of 1,018 adults.

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