Congress,  Polling

Poll Watch: Congressional Approval at New Low of 10% – Disapproval is 86%

According to the latest Gallup Poll.

A record-low 10% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, down from 13% in January and the previous low of 11%, recorded in December 2011. Eighty-six percent disapprove of Congress, tying the record high for disapproval set in December.

The new-low 10% approval rating is based on a Gallup survey conducted Feb. 2-5, about two weeks after President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address and the reconvening of the U.S. House and Senate.

Congressional approval averaged 17% for all of 2011. The highest reading last year was 24% in May. More broadly, Gallup’s highest approval rating for Congress is 84% in October 2001, a month after the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

Not really a surprise.

The American economy is not good and all incumbents are going to get a drubbing come November.

Voters are disenchanted with the direction of the country and the POLS are going to pay the price