The CNN/ORC poll shows that only 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, while 87 percent disapprove. The approval rating is the all-time lowest approval number for Congress on a CNN poll. The approval rating is down from 20 percent earlier this month.
President Obama’s own approval rating has taken a dip in recent weeks, down to 44 percent from 53 percent in May. The administration had a long summer of setbacks, following the revelations of sweeping surveillance powers by the National Security Agency.
The survey of 803 people was conducted Sept. 27-29 and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.5 percentage points.