• Nine Percent of Americans Still Approve of the Job Congress Is Doing for Some Reason

    An astounding new poll from CBS shows that a staggering nine percent — 28 million Americans — are happy with the job Congress is doing

    In a poll released Tuesday, just nine percent of Americans said they approve of the job lawmakers on Capitol Hill are doing. The all-time low is down 2 points from an 11 percent approval rating just a month ago, and is the first single digit level since the question was first asked in 1977.

    According to the poll, which was conducted between October 19-24, Americans also have less trust than ever in the government's ability to make the right decisions: Just one in ten Americans currently say they trust the government to do what is right all or most of the time – down from 23 percent who said the same just a year ago.

    Okay, we'd all get a 1 percent approval rating. Totally, totally get it. In fact, around 3.1 million people probably should be happy with the job that Congress is doing. Especially since they're paying them to do it. Totally understandable. But what can possibly account for the other 8 percent who are totally fine with the way that Congress conducts its business?

    Well, if this put that number in any perspective, the number of people who approve of Congress is rough commensurate to the number of people who tuned into CBS for the season premiere of Two and a Half Men.

    Makes a lot more sense now, doesn't it?

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    Tags: CBS, House of Representatives, Polls, Senate, Television


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