Congress’ Approval Poised to Be Lowest in an Election Year

Thirteen percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest Gallup has measured this late in an election year. The prior lows were 18% in 1992, 2008, and 2010.

In election years in which congressional approval has been low in the months leading up to Election Day, there has generally been higher turnover of seats in Congress. [cont.]

Jeffrey M. Jones, Gallup