Congressional Approval

Congress Gains Popularity as Obama Loses Support

I don't see why we have to like either of them

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A new poll has news for Congress that it hasn't heard in quite some time: Americans' approval of the lawmakers has improved.

Approval of the job Congress is doing jumped 5 points since last month in a Gallup poll out Wednesday, to 19 percent.

That's the highest rating of Congress since October 2012, when approval was at 21 percent, one of only a handful of times in the last three years approval has hit 20 percent or higher.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama's numbers have been falling in recent polls but remain much higher than Congress, at 45 percent in Gallup's most recent survey.