05 Oct '11, 10am
Poll shows that only 3% of Americans 'strongly approve' of Congress. Poll has 4% margin of error.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - After months of partisan gridlock, more Americans of all political stripes disapprove of the United States Congress than at any point in more than two decades, a poll found on Wednesday. The Washington Post/ABC News poll found that just 14 per cent of the US public approves of the job Congress is doing, less than just before elections in 1994, 2006 and 2010, which all saw the majority party lose the House. The poll found that just three per cent of Americans 'strongly approve' of lawmakers' performance - 'essentially as low as possible, given the poll's margin of error of four percentage points,' the Post said. The last nine months have seen bruising battles between US President Barack Obama's Democrats, who control the Senate, and rival Republicans, who retook the House in last year's mid-term elections.