U.S. Congress - public approval rating 2018-2019

Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Congress is handling its job?

by Erin Duffin, last edited Jul 4, 2019
U.S. Congress - public approval rating 2018-2019 The most recent polling data from June 2019 puts the approval rating of the United States Congress at only 19 percent. While this figure is quite low, in August 2018, Congress’ public approval rating was even lower, at 17 percent.
Congressional approval

Congressional approval, particularly over the past few years, has not been high. Americans tend to see Congress as a group of ineffectual politicians who are out of touch with their constituents. Despite the current Congress having the largest number of women and being the most diverse Congress in American history, very little has been done to improve the opinion of Americans regarding the legislative branch.

Ye of little faith

However, Americans tend not to have much confidence in institutions in the United States. While confidence in the military and small business is quite high, everything from the police to the medical system to organized labor are much more controversial. But even in this case, confidence in Congress continues to inspire very little confidence in the American public.
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Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Congress is handling its job?

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by Erin Duffin, last edited Jul 4, 2019
The most recent polling data from June 2019 puts the approval rating of the United States Congress at only 19 percent. While this figure is quite low, in August 2018, Congress’ public approval rating was even lower, at 17 percent.
Congressional approval

Congressional approval, particularly over the past few years, has not been high. Americans tend to see Congress as a group of ineffectual politicians who are out of touch with their constituents. Despite the current Congress having the largest number of women and being the most diverse Congress in American history, very little has been done to improve the opinion of Americans regarding the legislative branch.

Ye of little faith

However, Americans tend not to have much confidence in institutions in the United States. While confidence in the military and small business is quite high, everything from the police to the medical system to organized labor are much more controversial. But even in this case, confidence in Congress continues to inspire very little confidence in the American public.
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