“The American public is clearly ticked off. Between the government shutdown, the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and the pace of the economic recovery, poll after poll reports signs of deep frustration and unrest,” Alan Yu writes at NPR.
“Anger toward politicians and government isn’t exactly a new phenomenon. What is unusual, however, is the sheer number of polling records that have been set in recent weeks – both lows and highs.”
Here’s a sampling:
Congressional Approval Rating
For the first time since Gallup began asking the question 39 years ago, the approval rating for Congress is in the single digits. The firm’s latest poll shows only 9 percent of Americans approve of how Congress is doing its job.
Presidential Approval Rating
President Obama is registering the lowest approval rating of his presidency. Just 39 percent of voters approve of the job the President is doing, according to the most recent Quinnipiac University poll.
Today’s Question: What could the president or members of congress do to improve your view of government?