33%: Harry Reid Is Congressional Leader With Lowest Approval

By Terence P. Jeffrey | September 22, 2013 | 4:44 PM EDT

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(CNSNews.com) - Only 33 percent of Americans say they approve of how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) is handling his job, according to a Gallup poll released Friday. That gives Reid the lowest approval among the four top leaders in Congress.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) had the approval of 35 percent, said Gallup, while House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) had the approval of 37 percent and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) had the approval of 39 percent.

Gallup asked: "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Harry Reid is handling his job as Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate?" The survey's questions on McConnell, Boehner and Pelosi mirrored this, simply changing the relevant names and titles.

The survey polled 1,510 people age 18 or older from Sept. 5-8. That was before the House of Representatives voted on Sept. 19 for a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded after Sept. 30, but will defund the implementation of Obamacare.

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