Democrat controlled Congress job approval climbs 10 percent in January


Congress’s job approval improved by 10 points in January from December and has hit its highest number since early in the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Gallup poll released on Friday.

The survey found that 25 percent of adults surveyed approve of the job Congress is doing, up from 15 percent in December.

Gallup’s update came a month after Congress passed a $900 billion coronavirus relief package that was signed by former President Trump, Democrats won both Georgia Senate runoff elections, and a mob of Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

While it’s unclear how these events impacted approval ratings, Gallup points out that Congress received a similar boost in approval after it passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in March.

Thirty percent of Democrats in the survey said they approve of how Congress is handling its job, while 25 percent of independents and 17 percent of Republica… (Read more)