Congress’ approval rating has hit the bottom of the barrel. Actually, one would need to lift up the barrel and dig even deeper to find someone who likes our legislative branch. In the lastest NBC News/WSJ poll, approval of Congress tied for its all-time low record of 12 percent. The last time this happened was when Democrats controlled the House of Representatives back in 2008.
These truly horrible numbers come in the wake of Representative Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape” and news of freshman Congressman Kevin Yoder stripping down in the Sea of Galilee during a trip to Israel last summer. Congress’ dismal approval numbers also come after a year of idiotic choices and distractions. From last summer’s debt ceiling fight to the refusal of House republicans last Christmas to pass a payroll tax cut extension, it’s been a bumpy ride.
Not only that, but the poll’s data shows that only 36 percent of voters view the GOP positively, while 42 percent approve of Democrats. Congress is now, officially, the least popular kid in school — everyone point and laugh.