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Americans' Approval Of Congress Near Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

Americans are on track to be unhappier with Congress this year than before any midterm election since 1974, according to a Gallup poll released Monday...

Voters In This State Are Deeply Skeptical Of Congress

The Sacramento Bee | christopher cadelago | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

California voters remain intensely disapproving of the work conducted on their behalf on Capitol Hill, but they continue to offer a more upbeat assess...

Emily Swanson

Americans Don't Think It Would Be Very Nice For Congress And The CIA To Spy On Each Other

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Americans aren't especially happy about the idea of the CIA monitoring computers used by the congressional committees that oversee the agency, and few...

Emily Swanson

Should Congress Be Stoned? Americans Weigh In

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Americans suspect that a pretty significant number of their representatives in Congress smoke marijuana, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. But the po...

Emily Swanson

Almost Half The Country Wants To Boot Their Own Member Of Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of Americans believe their own member of Congress unworthy of reelection, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But safe ...

Americans Think This Is A 'Do-Nothing' Congress

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.27.2013 | Politics

Americans think this has been a "do-nothing" Congress, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday. According to CNN, two-thirds of...

Emily Swanson

Americans Still Mad As Hell Over Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

Anti-incumbent sentiment aimed at Congress is still running as high as it was in the middle of the government shutdown last month, according to a new ...

Americans Don't Think More Minorities In Congress Would Be 'A Good Thing'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Twenty-three percent of Americans think it would be a good thing if more nonwhites were elected to Congress, while 73 percent believe it makes no diff...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Just 25 Percent Want Their Own Member Of Congress Reelected

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Only one-quarter of Americans think that their own member of Congress should be reelected, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. That's a sharp dep...

Poll: 60 Percent Of Americans Ready To Fire Entire Congress

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Given an opportunity to replace every member of Congress, 60 percent of Americans would favor an all-inclusive congressional overhaul, while only 35 p...

8 In 10 Voters Say Congress Doesn't Deserve To Take A Recess

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

According to a Fox News poll released Wednesday night, just 14 percent voters think Congress has worked hard enough to deserve a summer recess, while ...

Congress Disapproval Hits All-Time High In Poll

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

A NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday finds that Americans' disapproval of Congress has reached unprecedented levels, while approval of Pr...

No Institution Has Ever Inspired Less Confidence Than Congress: Poll

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

When it comes to Gallup polling, there has never been an institution that inspires less confidence in the American people than the U.S. Congress does ...

Poll Shows Obama Approval Rating Slipping

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's re-election glow is gone. Congress' reputation remains dismal. And only about one in five Americans say they tr...

Opinion Of Federal Government Falls To Record Low: Poll

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - Americans' opinion of the federal government has fallen to a record low even as they continue to view local and sta...

Surprising Support For Congress From Key Group

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

Favorability ratings for Congress are still in the tank, but among Latinos it has gained some support as immigration reform talks take place there, ac...

Congress Approval Rating Sinks To Historic Low

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

Congress started the new year with an even lower approval rating than it had in 2012. Congress ended 2012 with a 15 percent average approval rating...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Terrible Ratings For Last Congress' Accomplishments

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.04.2013 | Politics

A huge majority of Americans say that the last Congress, whose term ended Thursday, accomplished less than usual, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov p...

Members Of Congress Edge Out Car Salesmen For Dubious Honor

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

Americans are about as likely to trust members of Congress as they are car salespeople, according to a Gallup poll released Monday surveying opinions ...

In Targeted Republican Districts, Voters Turn on Congress and Their Own Members

Margie Omero | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

It's long been a truism of polling that voters hate Congress, but like their own Congressperson. Well, in targeted Republican-held Congressional districts, that's no longer true.

Lawmakers Joke About Having Worst Approval Rating Of All Time

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Congress' approval rating dropped to its lowest level ever this week, bottoming out at a dismal 9 percent, according to a new New York Times/CBS News ...

Bigger Battles Still To Come For Deeply Unpopular Congress

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After the U.S. avoided a government budget crisis in the nick of time for third time this year, the public seems fed up with the no...

Bad News For Congress, And Republicans Could Pay Greatest Price

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans are plenty angry at Congress in the aftermath of the debt crisis and Republicans could pay the greatest price, a new Asso...

Obama More Popular Than Congress, According To Ap-GfK Poll

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans have come to detest Congress ever more deeply as it nears the end of a nasty fight over health care. But more than half s...

Members Of Congress In Serious Re-Election Jeopardy: POLL

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just 8 percent of Americans want the members of Congress re-elected, according to a CBS News-New York Times poll taken nine months before roughly one-...