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A New Record Low for Congress

Just when you thought Congressional job approval ratings couldn’t get any lower, they managed to set a new record. According to Gallup, Congress’s job approval rating is in the single digits for the first in the four decades that they have been polling the question. From Gallup:

2008-2013 trend: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

I was expecting at least a slight bounce up from the low during the government shutdown, but instead it has dropped even further since last month.

At what point does a major part of our government become so dysfunctional and despised that people start seriously talking about significant structural reforms?

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Jon Walker

Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at