Only fourteen percent of Americans approve of the job the U.S. Congress is doing, according to a new CNN poll released Thursday.
While that number is a record low, we’re curious … why isn’t it lower?
Seriously … fiscal conservatives are furious that House Republicans sold them down the river during the recent debt debate (sort of like they sold us down the river during the shutdown debate). Meanwhile, liberals are furious at Democrats in the U.S. Senate for agreeing to miniscule future cuts.
Independents? They’re just feeling jerked around … again.
Congress has never been popular. In fact, over the last five years its approval rating (according to CNN’s polling, anyway) has never been higher than 35 percent. But voters of both parties are clearly more fed up than usual these days … and honestly, who can blame them?
The CNN poll was conducted by telephone on August 1. It surveyed 860 adult Americans and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.