Election 2012

Congressional Approval at All-Time Low

Lowest since the WSJ/NBC News poll began in 1990


Approval of Congress has matched its all-time low, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll to be released in full later Tuesday. Meantime, voters have a slightly more positive view of the Democratic Party over the GOP as both sides prepare for their national conventions.

The survey of registered voters found that just 12% approve of the work lawmakers do on Capitol Hill, on par with voter sentiment in October 2008 when America plunged into an economic crisis. Another 82% in the new poll said they disapprove. The WSJ/NBC News poll has been asking the question since 1990.