04/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Congressional Dems Approval Highest Since 2006: Gallup

Congressional Democrats have reached a milestone with the highest recorded approval ratings since the party took control of both chambers in the 2006 election, according to the latest Gallup polling.

Nearly four in ten, 39%, of Americans approve of Congress, a rating which has been on a steady incline--it's an eight point jump from last month, and a 20 point jump since January. It's also the most positive approval ratings for Congress since Feb. 2005, when Republicans were still in control.

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