A new Washington Post-ABC poll conducted between July 30 and August 3 found that Congress has once again hit an all-time low approval rating.
Forty-seven percent of Democrats approve of their Representative while 46 percent disapproved, with similar opinions by Republicans, with 49 percent approving and 44 percent disapproving.
Among men, only 39 percent approve of the job being done by their representatives, while 56 percent said they disapprove. Women were a bit more forgiving, with 43 percent saying they approve and 45 percent saying they disapprove.
When asked if they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion based on party affiliation, the respondents were a bit more generous to Democrats with 49 percent saying they had a favorable impression and 46 percent unfavorable, while the Republicans as a whole garnered an abysmal 35 percent favorable and 60 percent unfavorable.
Congress would be wise to begin to function as a deliberative body and soon because a plurality agrees on one thing: the solution for fixing the dysfunctional Congress we now have is to make a clean sweep replacing everyone.
The poll of 1029 adults has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.