Congress

Approval of Congress at New Low

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Congress's approval rating hit an all-time low Tuesday in Gallup polling, dropping to 9 percent.

While the number has dropped only 1 percent since Gallup's October poll, it is the lowest level recorded in the organization's 39 years.

Republicans, Democrats and independents hold nearly the same amount of contempt for the legislative branch. Democrats give congress a 10-percent approval rating, while 9 percent of Republicans and 8 percent of independents feel the same. 

The near alignment of all parties is a contrast from last month. In October, Congress's 10 percent approval rating was dragged down by Democrats. Only 5 percent of Democrats approved of Congress last month, which was dominated by the government shutdown that Obama blamed on the GOP. Approval among Republicans and independents hung in the mid-teens.