Congressional Approval at All-Time Low of 9 Percent

Melanie Arter | November 12, 2013 | 4:17pm EST
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This photo taken July 23, 2013 show the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

( – Only nine percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing - considered the lowest in Gallup’s history of measuring congressional approval, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Congress received its lowest approval rating prior to that twice in 2012 at 10 percent.

The poll, conducted Nov. 7 to 10, shows congressional approval fell to 11 percent during the government shutdown. Despite the shutdown being over, approval has not rebounded.

Americans disapproved of Congress across political lines with Democrats receiving only 10 percent approval, Republicans nine percent, and independents only eight percent.

Congressional approval for 2013 is on track to be the lowest yearly average as well. It was 14 percent for the first 11 months of the year, compared to 15 percent last year.

The margin of error for the poll was plus or minus four percentage points.

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