Only 14% voters approve of US Congress lawmakers, poll reveals

Washington, Jan 12(ANI): Merely 14 percent of voters in general support US Congress lawmakers while 81 percent disapprove and the remainders are unsure, according to a new poll.

Republicans and Democrats are even more disappointed in Congress after the fiscal cliff deal, with GOPers giving lawmakers an even more bleak approval rating than its already dismal average, according to a Gallup poll on Friday.

It's a 4-percentage point decline from December and November, before Congress reached a fiscal cliff agreement, Politico reports.

Among GOP respondents, Congress has a six percent approval rating, down from 14 percent in December; among Democrats, Congress has a 15 percent approval rating, down from 21 percent in December, the paper reported.

Gallup noted that Congress' approval rating for 2013 is looking to be a continuation of last year, when Congress had a yearly average approval rating of 15 percent, which is the lowest in Gallup's 38-year history of asking the question, the paper said.

Earlier this week, a Public Policy Polling poll found that Congress was less popular than NFL replacement refs, root canals and Canadian rock band Nickelback. (ANI)


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