Fully 15 percent of all Americans now approve of the job that Congress is doing, a 3-percentage-point gain over last month, according to Gallup.com.
According to Gallup, 15 percent is the lowest approval rating ever recorded for Congress, although it’s close to the 2010 rating of 16 percent recorded before the mid-term elections of that year. It’s enough to make a congressman long for the heady days of 2001, when the rating hit 63 percent in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
At this rate, assuming a consistent rate of growth, a majority of Americans will love Congress again this time next year! Something to look forward to at last!