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.