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Gallup poll shows congressional approval ties lowest numbers on record

LOS ANGELES — It is the institution that everyone loves to hate and according to the latest Gallup poll released on Tuesday, there is seemingly no bottom to Americans' disapproval of Congress.

The poll shows a bare 13 percent of those surveyed approve of Congress, tying the worst record recorded in December. Disapproval of the national lawmakers stood at 84 percent, a percentage point higher (hence, worse) than December's.

The findings are based on telephone interviews with a random sample of 1,008 adults conducted Aug. 11-14. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Gallup has measured Americans' approval rating of Congress since 1974 and the average over that time has been about 34 percent, better than double the current finding.

Gallup poll shows congressional approval ties lowest numbers on record 08/16/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:17pm]

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