Poll: Americans unhappy with Congress

Sept. 16, 2011 at 1:25 PM
| License Photo

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress faces a historically low approval rating of 12 percent, a New York Times/CBS News poll said.

The poll found just 12 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress is doing its job, The New York Times reported Friday, matching the all-time low recorded in October 2008.

Republicans in Congress had a 19 percent approval rating compared with Democrats' 28 percent.

Only 6 percent said members of Congress deserved re-election, a historic low for the New York Times/CBS News poll, the newspaper said.

The poll was based on 1,452 telephone interviews conducted Sept. 10-15. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Catholic Church in Norway ordered to pay $5.1 million for fraud
North Korean diplomats sending their children to mental hospitals
Report: North Korea executed over 1,300 people
Shark bite confirmed off North Carolina shore
Jerusalem family finds ancient ritual bath under home