Congressional approval slips to 27 percent in new poll


Congress’s approval rating has slipped to 27 percent, according to a new poll, as lawmakers feud over government funding, the debt limit and two massive spending bills.

The poll, conducted by CNN and SSRS, found 73 percent disapprove of Congress.

But while Congress’s approval rating as a whole is down 4 points since April, when CNN and SSRS last posed the question to adults in the U.S., most Americans report they are happy with their representatives.

According to the poll, 55 percent of respondents said their representative deserves reelection, while 45 percent said they do not.

When asked if partisan members should be reelected, however, the results differed. Forty-six percent of respondents said that most Democratic members of Congress deserve reelection, while only 37 percent of those polled said most Republican members of Congress deserve another term.

The low approval rating for Congress comes after a contentious few weeks that saw it face a number of legislative crises relating to President Biden’s agenda, government funding and the debt ceiling… (Read more)