Gallup: Approval of Congress at 17%

Michael W. Chapman | August 16, 2018 | 11:19am EDT
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House Speaker Paul Ryan
(R-Wisc.) and House Minority
Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

( -- As the mid-term elections approach, it is interesting to note that Congress' approval rating is at 17%, according to the latest Gallup survey.

In the poll, Gallup asked, "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?"

For the 1,024 adults polled, only 17% approved of Congress' job performance. 

"Congressional approval has been relatively stable since January," said Gallup, "fluctuating between 15% and 20% during that time."

U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.  (YouTube)

For comparison,  President Trump's job approval was 39% on Aug. 12. On July 15, his approval was at 43%, and on June 16, 45%. 

Broken down by political party, 28% of Republicans approved of Congress' job performance but only 7% of Democrats approved. 

For the survey, Gallup yelephone-interviewed 1,024 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points. 

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