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Congress Approval Remains at 16% in September
Americans' approval of Congress is unchanged at 16% in September, tied for the lowest rating of 2017.
2017 Congressional Job Approval Average Remains Low
In 2017, U.S. congressional job approval averaged 19% -- slightly higher than in 2016 because of improved ratings from Republicans.
Approval of Parties in Congress Near Record Lows
Americans' job approval ratings of the Republicans (20%) and Democrats (31%) in Congress are at or near the low points in Gallup's trend.
Congress Approval Lowest Since July 2016, at 13%
Americans' approval of Congress ebbed further in October to 13% and is now the lowest since July 2016.
Americans' Approval of Congress Remains Low, Steady
One in five U.S. adults say they approve of Congress, unchanged from June. Republicans and Democrats express low levels of approval, but Republicans are more positive.
Republicans' Approval of Congress Drops to New 2017 Low
About one in six Republicans (16%) approve of the job Congress is doing, down from 28% in July and 50% in February.
Americans' Approval of Congress Unchanged in May
One in five Americans approve of Congress, unchanged since April. However, Republicans' approval of the body has declined 22 percentage points since February.
Americans Remain Negative on Tax Bill After Its Passage
The recently passed tax law remains unpopular and congressional job approval remains low, at 20%.
Congress Approval Levels Off at 24%, Still Higher Than 2016
Job approval of Congress dipped in March to 24%, down from 28% in February. Republicans' approval remains much higher than Democrats' and independents'.
Looming Shutdown Would Further Damage Government's Image
A federal government shutdown would almost certainly do further damage to Americans' already negative view of the government.