WASHINGTON - Just when it seemed Americans' approval of
Positive attitudes about Congress have been hovering in the low double digits for weeks - and, according to one survey, the body now ranks below
But last month’s
The approval rating for the House and Senate fell from 19% in September to 11% in October, as the shutdown was underway.
By this month's survey, conducted Nov. 7 through 10, lawmakers saw the institution's popularity dip to 9%.
"Although the shutdown is now history, Americans' views of Congress have not recovered," Gallup wrote.
The single-digit tally was the lowest Gallup has recorded in its 39 years. The previous low, registered twice in 2012, was 10%, Gallup said.