Gallup: Job Approval of Congress Drops to 18%

Michael W. Chapman | January 27, 2022 | 11:03am EST
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(CNS News) -- Although Democrats run the House, Senate, and the White House, only 18% of Americans approve of Congress' job performance, according to Gallup.

In the survey of American adults, Gallup asked, "Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?"

In response, 18% of the people interviewed said they approve. That number is down five percentage points since December 2021.


"Americans' approval rating of the job Congress is doing has fallen to 18%, the lowest point in more than a year, as congressional Democrats' efforts to pass spending and voting rights bills have stalled," reported Gallup.  

"The latest five-percentage-point decline in congressional approval is largely attributed to a 10-point decline among Democrats whose frustration appears to be mounting with their party's senators and representatives who hold majorities in both houses of Congress," said the survey firm.

Broken down by political party, only 9% of Republicans approve of Congress' job performance; 17% of independents approve; and 26% of Democrats.


"With the midterm elections less than 10 months away, pressure is mounting on Democratic legislators to deliver for their constituents," said Gallup. "Democrats may be vulnerable as approval of the Democratically controlled 117th Congress is at its lowest point, and recent legislative failures, including the inability to pass social spending, climate change and voting rights bills have frustrated their party's base."

To read the entire survey, click here

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