Rock Bottom: Congressional Approval Hits Historic Low
When root canal and the unctuous Kardashians are more popular, you know you’re in trouble:
Congress ended 2012 with a 15 percent average approval rating — its lowest yearly average in history, according to Gallup. The legislative branch of government began 2013 with a 14 percent approval rating, Gallup found.
A poll earlier this week by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling found that Congress was less liked than genocidal warlord Genghis Khan, cockroaches and rock band Nickelback.
“In the broadest sense, one bit of good news for the new Congress is that its current job approval ratings are so low that they have practically nowhere to go but up,” Gallup’s Frank Newport said.