Congress’ Approval Rating Hits New Low


A new Gallup poll finds Americans’ approval of Congress fell to 13%.“Americans of all political stripes hold Congress in similarly low regard. Just 18% of Republicans, 14% of Democrats and 10% of independents approve of the job the legislative body is doing. This month, these figures are unchanged among Republicans, while down slightly among Democrats and independents.”

This Congress Has Little Institutional Memory


Of Republicans and 52% of Democrats now in Congress have never served under a GOP administration, according to an analysis by Bruce Mehlman. To put that in context, just 44% of the House and 63% of the Senate were in office when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama. And just 22% of the House and 39% of the Senate was in office when the Patriot Act was passed.