Dear Congress: Americans Don’t Approve of the Job You’re Doing

Congress Approval

Nearly four in five Americans (78 percent) disapprove of the job that Congress is doing, according to a Gallup survey conducted at the beginning of June. This marks the 45th consecutive month that more than two-thirds of Americans have disapproved of the job that Congress is doing, and paints a pretty depressing picture of the political situation in the United States.

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According to the survey, Americans are more concerned about what Congress isn’t doing than what it is doing. Or to put it another way, what Congress is doing is nothing. A net 59 percent of responses indicated that some form partisan gridlock and an overall failure to get things done was a major reason why people disapproved. Within that bucket, 28 percent of responses indicated that a failure to compromise contributed to the disapproval rating.

Gridlock Is Top Reason Americans Are Critical of Congress

Source: Gallup