Congress has improved its approval rating since its low point in 2012, although not by much. According to Gallup, a polling company that has been around for more than 70 years, Congress began 2013 with a 14% approval rating. The results, released Friday, are based on a Gallup poll conducted last week after the president and Congress made their “fiscal cliff” agreement.
The average Congress approval rating for 2012, according to Gallup, was 15%. The legislative branch is doing better than the historic low approval rating it had during August of 2012. During August, the approval rating was 10%. One in seven Americans currently approve of Congress according to Gallup. READ MORE