Congressional Approval Rating Falls to 9%
Posted on Jul 8, 2008
President Bush hasn’t exactly been basking in the glow of Americans’ approval recently, according to those all-important poll numbers, and now he’s got some company at the bottom of the barrel. Rasmussen Reports finds that just 9 percent of American voters think Congress is doing a bang-up job, and the numbers fall even lower for respondents who don’t identify as either Republicans or Democrats.
The percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in Rasmussen Reports tracking history. This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Most voters (52%) say Congress is doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category.
Last month, 11% of voters gave the legislature good or excellent ratings. Congress has not received higher than a 15% approval rating since the beginning of 2008.
AP photo / Susan Walsh
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., right, speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference on June 25. Also pictured are House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Rep. John B. Larson, D-Conn., and Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill.