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Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). Oct. 12-14, 2014. N=1,012 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.
1/11 & earlier: Conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corp.
 
LV = likely voters. Except where noted, results below are among registered voters.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job Congress is doing?"

.

Approve Disapprove

Unsure

% % %

10/12-14/14

12 78 9

9/7-9/14

13 78 9

7/20-22/14

13 79 8

6/1-3/14

13 78 8

5/10, 12 & 13/14

16 73 11

4/13-15/14

15 76 9

3/2-4/14

12 78 10

2/9-11/14

14 81 5

1/19-21/14

13 81 5

12/14-16/13

16 79 5

11/10-12/13

10 85 5

10/20-22/13

9 85 6

10/1-2/13

13 81 6

9/6-8/13

17 75 7

7/21-23/13

18 74 7

6/22-24/13

15 77 8

5/18-20/13

16 76 8

4/20-22/13

17 74 9

3/17-19/13

14 79 6

2/25-27/13

16 77 8

2/4-6/13

17 77 6

1/15-17/13

16 76 8

12/9-11/12

17 74 9

6/3-5/12

17 75 9

4/9-11/12

12 78 10

2/6-9/12

13 79 8

12/5-7/11

12 83 5

11/13-15/11

12 80 8

9/25-27/11

11 83 6

8/7-9/11

10 81 8

6/26-28/11

20 71 9

5/15-17/11

24 69 7

4/25-27/11

18 75 7

3/14-16/11

24 65 12

2/7-9/11

31 60 9

.

1/18-19/11

22 65 13

10/26-28/10

19 70 11

9/28-29/10

17 72 11

9/1-2/10

22 70 8

7/27-28/10

21 71 8

6/29-30/10

24 66 10

6/8-9/10

22 69 8

5/18-19/10

22 65 13

4/20-21/10

22 68 10

4/6-7/10

21 72 6

3/16-17/10

18 76 7

2/23-24/10

14 80 6

2/2-3/10

22 69 8

1/12-13/10

27 63 10

12/8-9/09

33 59 8

11/17-18/09

26 63 11

10/13-14/09

24 66 10

9/15-16/09

27 64 9

8/11-12/09

30 59 11

7/21-22/09

30 60 10

5/12-13/09

41 49 10

3/31 - 4/1/09

38 52 10

3/3-4/09

41 48 10

2/17-18/09

39 50 10

1/27-28/09

40 46 14

1/13-14/09

23 68 10

12/9-10/08

20 71 9

11/1-2/08

18 75 7

10/28-29/08

17 76 6

10/20-21/08

19 72 9

10/8-9/08

13 77 10

9/22-23/08

17 73 9

9/8-9/08

23 68 8

8/19-20/08

20 73 7

7/22-23/08

21 68 11

6/17-18/08

19 69 13

4/28-29/08

22 67 11

3/18-19/08

20 67 12

2/19-20/08

22 68 10

1/30-31/08

22 66 12

12/18-19/07

25 60 15

11/13-14/07

26 61 14

10/23-24/07

25 54 22

10/9-10/07

24 63 12

9/25-26/07

24 63 13

9/11-12/07

32 56 11

8/21-22/07

24 60 17

6/5-6/07

29 55 15

5/15-16/07

32 53 15

4/17-18/07

35 49 16

3/27-28/07

30 54 16

2/27-28/07

32 49 20

1/30-31/07

33 44 22

1/16-17/07

32 47 21

11/4-5/06 LV

29 57 13

10/10-11/06 LV

31 63 6

9/12-13/06 LV

29 53 18

8/29-30/06

24 61 15
8/8-9/06 24 58 17
7/11-12/06 25 61 14
6/13-14/06 29 59 12
5/16-18/06 27 56 17
4/18-19/06 25 52 23
3/14-15/06 29 55 16
1/24-25/06 34 51 16
12/13-14/05 30 52 18
9/13-14/05 34 49 17
8/30-31/05 28 53 18
3/29-30/05 40 36 24
4/21-22/04 38 42 20
5/20-21/03 33 47 20
4/7-8/99 44 41 15
3/24-25/99 41 44 15
3/10-11/99 39 48 13
2/24-25/99 43 45 12
2/12-13/99 39 50 11
1/27-28/99 43 47 10
1/13-14/99 42 46 12
12/17/98 45 42 13
12/2-3/98 51 33 16
11/11-12/98 47 40 13
10/28-29/98 49 38 13
10/7-8/98 52 39 9
9/16-17/98 55 34 11
9/9-10/98 57 28 15
8/12-13/98 53 32 15
7/29-30/98 51 33 16
6/30 - 7/1/98 48 37 15
6/17-18/98 46 39 15
6/3-4/98 50 34 16
5/20-21/98 42 42 16
5/6-7/98 48 36 16
4/22-23/98 46 38 16
4/7-8/98 51 33 16
3/25-26/98 50 32 18

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Oct. 8-12, 2014. N=approx. 500 registered voters nationwide.
RV = registered voters. Except where noted, results below are among all adults.

.

"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job that Congress is doing?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

  % % %

10/8-12/14 RV

12 83 5

7/30 - 8/3/14

14 79 7

1/22-25/14

13 81 6

7/17-21/13

12 83 5

1/12-15/13

14 81 5

1/22-24/12

13 80 7

8/27-31/11

13 82 5

6/9-13/11

18 74 8

5/5-7/11

22 70 8

3/31 - 4/4/11

20 73 7

2/24-28/11

22 69 9

9/22-26/10

20 73 7

8/26-30/10

21 71 8

8/5-9/10

21 72 7

6/17-21/10

22 73 5

5/6-10/10

21 72 7

3/11, 13-14/10

17 77 6

1/10-14/10

21 67 12

12/11-14/09

22 68 10

10/22-25/09

24 65 11

9/17-20/09

22 66 12

7/24-27/09

24 63 13

6/12-15/09

29 57 14

4/23-26/09

28 58 14

2/26 - 3/1/09

31 54 15

1/9-12/09

23 68 9

12/5-8/08

21 69 10

10/17-20/08 RV

12 79 9

10/4-5/08 RV

13 78 9

9/19-22/08 RV

15 73 12

7/18-21/08 RV

15 75 10

6/6-9/08 RV

13 79 8

3/7-10/08 RV

19 69 12

1/20-22/08

18 70 12

12/14-17/07

18 70 12

11/1-5/07

19 68 13

9/7-10/07

23 65 12

7/27-30/07

24 63 13

6/8-11/07

23 64 13
4/20-23/07 31 52 17
3/2-5/07 31 53 16
10/13-16/06 RV 16 75 9
9/8-11/06 RV 20 65 15
7/21-24/06 25 60 15
6/9-12/06 23 64 13
4/21-24/06 22 65 13
3/10-13/06 33 53 14
1/26-29/06 29 56 15
12/9-12/05 25 60 15
11/4-7/05 28 57 15
9/9-12/05 29 53 18
7/8-11/05 28 55 17
5/12-16/05 33 51 16
3/31 - 4/3/05 39 46 15
1/13-17/05 41 40 19
6/25-28/04 RV 40 42 18
5/1-3/04 RV 39 43 18
1/10-12/04 46 41 13
12/13/03 39 47 14
11/8-10/03 43 45 11
9/20-22/03 39 45 16
7/26-28/03 42 45 13
5/17-19/03 44 41 15
1/19-21/03 42 39 19
12/7-9/02 44 39 17
10/18-21/02 RV 44 40 16
9/3-5/02 40 44 16
7/19-21/02 34 48 18
6/8-10/02 43 41 16
4/5-7/02 47 33 20
1/18-21/02 54 29 17
12/8-10/01 57 29 14
6/23-25/01 47 34 19
4/21-23/01 43 33 24
3/1-4/01 45 32 23
1/13-15/01 48 35 17
12/7-10/00 55 30 15
10/13-15/00 RV 49 35 16
9/7-10/00 RV 46 41 13
7/27-28/00 RV 46 42 12
6/14-18/00 RV 43 46 11
4/29 - 5/1/00 RV 42 44 14
3/2-5/00 44 38 18
1/25-26/00 48 36 16
12/9-12/99 45 42 13
10/23-25/99 42 45 13
9/9-12/99 40 49 11
7/24-26/99 43 41 16
6/16-19/99 40 42 18
4/17-19/99 49 38 13
3/4-7/99 41 45 14
1/16-18/99 50 40 10
12/3-6/98 44 42 14
10/24-27/98 RV 48 39 13
9/10-13/98 61 28 11
7/25-27/98 53 31 16
6/18-21/98 48 37 15
4/18-20/98 51 34 15
2/26 - 3/1/98 57 29 14
1/17-19/98 47 32 21
12/4-8/97 46 40 14
10/25-28/97 46 41 13
9/11-15/97 45 40 15
7/26-28/97 48 37 15
6/19-23/97 44 44 12
4/26-28/97 41 45 14
3/6-10/97 36 52 12
1/25-27/97 39 50 11

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 3-6, 2014. N=1,260 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.
LV = likely voters. RV = registered voters. Among adults, except where indicated.

.

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

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

%

%

%

10/3-6/14

15 78 7

7/29 - 8/4/14

15 78 7

6/20-22/14

14 78 8

5/16-19/14

12 80 8

3/20-23/14

18 76 6

2/19-23/14

13 80 7

1/17-21/14

11 82 7

12/5-8/13

10 83 7

11/15-18/13

11 85 5

10/18-21/13

9 85 6

9/19-23/13

14 80 6

9/6-8/13

24 68 8

7/18-22/13

17 76 6

5/31 - 6/4/13

13 80 7

4/24-28/13

17 75 8

3/20-24/13

11 81 8

2/6-10/13

14 77 8

1/11-15/13

12 82 6

12/12-16/12

11 81 9

10/25-28/12

15 75 10

9/8-12/12

16 74 10

8/22-26/12

14 74 12

7/11-16/12

12 79 9

5/31 - 6/3/12

15 77 8

4/13-17/12

13 77 10

2/8-13/12

10 82 8

1/12-17/12

13 79 8

1/4-8/12

12 80 8

12/14-18/11

11 83 6

12/5-7/11

11 82 7

11/6-10/11

9 83 8

10/19-24/11

9 84 7

9/28 - 10/2/11

11 80 9

9/10-15/11

12 80 8

6/24-28/11

20 70 10

6/3-7/11

18 72 10

4/15-20/11

16 75 9

3/18-21/11

21 66 13

2/11-14/11

24 62 14

11/29 - 12/2/10

17 72 11

10/21-26/10 LV

10 82 8

10/1-5/10

18 71 11

9/10-14/10

21 70 9

8/20-24/10

22 71 7

6/16-20/10

19 70 11

5/20-24/10

15 77 8

4/5-12/10

17 73 10

3/29 - 4/1/10

16 74 10

3/18-21/10

14 76 10

2/5-10/10

15 75 10

1/14-17/10

23 63 14

11/13-16/09

26 60 14

10/5-8/09

22 65 13

8/27-31/09

26 58 16

7/9-12/09

22 65 13

4/22-26/09

28 55 17

4/1-5/09

26 64 10

3/20-22/09

30 56 14

3/12-16/09

30 56 14

2/18-22/09

26 63 11

2/2-4/09

26 62 12

10/25-29/08

15 75 10

10/19-22/08

17 70 13

10/10-13/08

12 74 14

10/3-5/08

15 73 12

9/27-30/08

15 72 13

4/25-29/08

21 68 11

12/5-9/07

21 64 15

10/12-16/07

27 59 14

9/14-16/07

27 65 8

9/4-8/07

23 66 11

8/8-12/07

25 63 12

7/20-22/07

26 61 13

7/9-17/07

29 59 12

6/26-28/07

27 60 13

5/18-23/07

36 52 12

4/9-12/07

34 54 12
3/7-11/07 31 53 16
2/23-27/07 33 50 17
2/8-11/07 32 52 16
1/18-21/07 33 49 18
10/27-31/06 29 56 15
10/5-8/06 27 64 9

9/15-19/06

25 61 14

8/17-21/06

29 60 11

7/21-25/06

28 58 14
6/10-11/06 26 60 14

5/16-17/06

26 59 15

5/4-8/06

23 64 13
4/6-9/06 27 61 12
3/9-12/06 32 54 14
2/22-26/06 28 61 11
1/20-25/06 29 61 10
1/5-8/06 27 57 16
12/2-6/05 33 53 14
10/30 - 11/1/05 34 53 13
10/3-5/05 31 57 12
9/9-13/05 34 54 12
7/13-14/05 33 50 17
6/10-15/05 33 53 14
5/20-23/05 29 55 16
4/13-16/05 35 51 14
3/21-22/05 34 49 17
2/24-28/05 41 44 15
1/14-18/05 44 39 17
10/14-17/04 38 46 16
1/12-15/04 45 42 13
1/12-15/04 45 42 13
9/28 - 10/1/03 37 47 16
5/9-12/03 35 48 17
11/2-4/02 LV 42 45 13
10/27-31/02 45 40 15
10/3-5/02 RV 41 47 12
9/22-23/02 48 36 16
7/13-16/02 49 38 13
6/18-20/02 43 40 17
2/24-26/02 50 34 16
1/21-24/02 47 37 14
12/7-10/01 57 31 12
10/25-28/01 67 24 9
8/28-31/01 43 41 16
6/14-18/01 45 39 16
5/10-12/01 45 36 19
4/23-25/01 44 37 19
3/8-12/01 50 33 17
2/10-12/01 48 31 21
9/27 - 10/1/00 49 38 13
7/20-23/00 45 41 14
5/10-13/00 38 45 17
2/12-14/00 39 47 14
11/4-7/99 37 50 13
10/28-30/99 36 52 12
10/3-4/99 38 48 14
8/15/99 42 44 14
8/1-3/99 43 41 16
7/13-14/99 41 41 18
6/5-6/99 41 46 13
4/5-6/99 43 45 12
3/28/99 41 47 12
3/24/99 43 47 10
2/7/99 36 55 9
1/30 - 2/1/99 45 46 9
1/10-11/99 45 42 13
1/3-4/99 41 51 8
12/18/98 45 46 9
12/13-15, 17/98 44 49 7
12/13/98 47 46 7
10/31 - 11/1/98 41 48 11
10/26-28/98 41 49 10
10/12-13/98 43 48 9
10/7-8/98 46 44 10
10/3-4/98 47 38 15
9/22-23/98 48 41 11
9/19-20/98 50 41 9
9/12-14/98 56 32 11
9/8-10/98 49 38 13
7/19-21/98 40 42 18

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 5-7, 2014. N=1,014 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

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

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

9/5-7/14

14 83 3    

10/18-20/13

12 86 2    

9/27-29/13

10 87 4    

9/6-8/13

20 78 3    

6/11-13/13

16 83 1    

1/14-15/13

21 79 1    

11/2-4/12

17 74 9    

1/11-12/12

11 86 2    

12/16-18/11

16 83 1    

9/9-11/11

15 84 1    

8/1/11

14 84 2    

1/21-23/11

26 72 2    

1/8-10/10

27 72 1    

10/16-18/09

29 69 2    

4/3-5/09

35 63 2    

2/7-8/09

29 71 -    

10/3-5/08

23 76 1    

9/19-21/08

22 78 1    

7/27-29/08

22 77 1    

10/12-14/07

22 75 3    

10/6-8/06

28 63 9    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 4-7, 2014. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.
RV = registered voters. Except where noted, results below are among all adults.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is doing its job?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

%

%

%

9/4-7/14

15 77 7

1/20-23/14

16 81 3

12/12-15/13

16 81 3

10/17-20/13

12 85 3

7/18-21/13

21 73 7

3/7-10/13

16 80 4

1/10-13/13

19 76 4

1/12-15/12

13 84 3

9/29 - 10/2/11

14 82 4

3/10-13/11

27 69 4

1/13-16/11

28 66 7

10/25-28/10 RV

23 74 3

9/30 - 10/3/10

24 73 3

8/30 - 9/2/10

25 72 4

6/3-6/10

26 71 2

3/23-26/10

24 72 4

2/4-8/10

26 71 3

7/10-13/08

23 71 6

1/30 - 2/1/08

33 59 8

12/6-9/07

32 60 8

10/29 - 11/1/07

28 65 7

9/27-30/07

29 65 6

7/18-21/07

37 60 4

5/29 - 6/1/07

39 53 8

4/12-15/07

44 54 3

2/22-25/07

41 54 5

1/16-19/07

43 50 8

12/7-11/06

37 57 6

11/1-4/06 RV

36 60 4

10/19-22/06

31 65 4

10/5-8/06

32 66 2

9/5-7/06

40 55 5

8/3-6/06

36 60 4

5/11-15/06

33 63 4
4/6-9/06 35 62 3
3/2-5/06 36 62 3

1/23-26/06

43 53 4

1/5-8/06

41 55 5

12/15-18/05

43 53 4
10/30 - 11/2/05 37 59 4

8/25-28/05

37 59 4

6/2-5/05

41 54 4
10/03 40 52 9
4/03 57 37 6
9/02 51 43 6
7/11-15/02 57 36 7
2/19-21/02 57 39 4
9/6-9/01 45 48 7
7/26-30/01 48 48 4
4/19-22/01 58 33 8
10/28-31/99 42 53 6
8/30 - 9/2/99 46 47 7
6/5-6/99 48 46 6
3/11-14/99 44 49 7
2/12-14/99 46 50 4
12/19-20/98 44 51 5
12/12-13/98 49 46 5
11/7/98 41 55 4
10/29 - 11/1/98 49 47 5
10/22-25/98 45 44 11
10/15-18/98 46 45 8
10/8-10/98 45 49 7
9/25-28/98 52 44 4
9/11-13/98 56 38 6
8/19-21/98 55 39 6
7/9-12/98 46 44 11
5/12/98 45 45 9
4/2-4/98 47 45 8
1/28-31/98 55 35 10

1/30/98

55 35 10

1/25/98

56 37 8

1/23-24/98

55 38 7

1/15-19/98

47 49 5

10/9-13/97

36 57 7
8/24-27/97 39 54 7

7/6-8/97

40 53 6

4/21-24/97

40 53 7
3/6-9/97 35 60 5

.

"Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way your own representative to the U.S. House of Representatives in Congress is handling his or her job?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

%

%

%

9/4-7/14

45 41 14

7/30 - 8/3/14

41 51 8

10/17-20/13

43 47 10

10/25-28/10 RV

53 40 7

9/30 - 10/3/10

51 40 9

6/3-6/10

49 44 7

4/12-15/07

69 25 6

11/1-4/06 RV

56 35 8

10/19-22/06

59 33 8

10/5-8/06

60 33 6

9/5-7/06

60 30 9

8/3-6/06

55 37 7

5/11-15/06

62 31 7
4/6-9/06 59 34 6

1/23-26/06

64 30 6

12/15-18/05

65 29 6
10/30 - 11/2/05 60 33 7

6/2-5/05

61 32 8

9/02

64 27 9

7/02

68 23 9

11/98

72 20 8

 

Gallup Poll. Sept. 4-7, 2014. N=1,017 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

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

.

Approve Disapprove

Unsure

% % %

9/4-7/14

14 82 4

8/7-10/14

13 83 4

7/7-10/14

15 80 5

6/5-8/14

16 81 3

5/8-11/14

15 80 6

4/3-6/14

13 83 3

3/6-9/14

15 83 2

2/6-9/14

12 83 6

1/5-8/14

13 82 5

12/5-8/13

12 85 3

11/7-10/13

9 86 5

10/3-6/13

11 85 4

9/5-8/13

19 76 5

8/7-11/13

14 81 5

7/10-14/13

15 78 7

6/1-4/13

17 78 5

5/2-7/13

16 79 5

4/4-7/13

15 79 6

3/7-10/13

13 83 4

2/7-10/13

15 81 4

1/7-10/13

14 81 6

12/14-17/12

18 76 5

11/15-18/12

18 75 7

10/15-16/12

21 69 11

9/6-9/12

13 83 4

8/9-12/12

10 83 7

7/9-12/12

16 78 7

6/7-10/12

17 79 4

5/3-6/12

15 79 6

4/9-12/12

17 79 4

3/8-11/12

12 82 6

2/2-5/12

10 86 4

1/5-8/12

13 81 6

12/15-18/11

11 86 3

11/3-6/11

13 82 5

10/6-9/11

13 81 6

9/8-11/11

15 82 3

8/11-14/11

13 84 4

7/7-10/11

18 77 5

6/9-12/11

17 76 7

5/5-8/11

24 70 7

4/7-11/11

17 77 6

3/3-6/11

18 74 7

2/2-5/11

23 71 5

1/7-9/11

20 73 7

12/10-12/10

13 83 4

11/4-7/10

17 77 6

10/28-31/10

21 73 6

8/5-8/10

19 75 6

7/8-11/10

20 73 7

6/11-13/10

20 74 6

5/3-6/10

21 73 6

4/8-11/10

23 72 6

3/4-7/10

16 80 4

2/1-3/10

18 78 4

1/8-10/10

24 71 5

12/11-13/09

25 69 5

11/5-8/09

26 68 6

10/1-4/09

21 72 7

8/31 - 9/2/09

31 63 6

8/6-9/09

31 62 6

7/10-12/09

32 54 14

6/14-17/09

33 61 6

5/7-10/09

37 57 7

4/6-9/09

36 55 9

3/5-8/09

39 54 7

2/9-12/09

31 61 9

1/9-11/09

19 76 5

12/4-7/08

20 74 6

11/13-16/08

19 74 7

10/3-5/08

18 77 5

9/8-11/08

18 77 6

8/7-10/08

18 73 9

7/10-13/08

14 75 10

6/9-12/08

19 74 7

5/8-11/08

18 76 6

4/6-9/08

20 71 9

3/6-9/08

21 71 8

2/11-14/08

24 70 6

1/4-6/08

23 71 6

12/6-9/07

22 70 8

11/11-14/07

20 69 11

10/12-14/07

29 64 6

10/4-7/07

23 71 6

9/14-16/07

24 71 5

8/13-16/07

18 76 6

7/12-15/07

27 66 7

6/11-14/07

24 71 5

5/10-13/07

29 64 7

4/2-5/07

33 60 7

3/11-14/07

28 64 8

2/1-4/07

37 55 8

1/15-18/07

35 56 9

12/11-14/06

21 74 5

11/9-12/06

26 67 7

11/2-5/06

26 63 11

10/20-22/06

26 67 6
10/9-12/06 23 71 6
10/6-8/06 24 68 7

9/7-10/06

29 63 8

8/7-10/06

27 65 8

7/6-9/06

29 61 10

6/1-4/06

27 63 10

5/8-11/06

21 71 8

4/10-13/06

23 70 7

3/13-16/06

27 65 8

2/6-9/06

25 65 10

1/9-12/06

27 67 7

12/5-8/05

29 63 8

11/7-10/05

29 63 8

10/13-16/05

29 64 7

9/12-15/05

35 59 6

8/8-11/05

36 58 6

7/7-10/05

36 58 6

6/6-8/05

34 59 7

5/2-5/05

35 57 8

4/4-7/05

38 54 8

3/7-10/05

37 53 10

2/7-10/05

45 48 7

1/3-5/05

43 48 9

12/5-8/04

41 50 9
11/7-10/04 41 52 7
10/11-14/04 40 51 9
9/13-15/04 41 52 7
8/9-11/04 40 52 8
7/8-11/04 40 53 7
6/3-6/04 41 52 7
5/2-4/04 41 52 7
4/5-8/04 43 51 6
3/8-11/04 42 51 7
2/9-12/04 41 51 8
1/12-15/04 48 45 7
12/11-14/03 43 50 7
11/3-5/03 43 51 6
10/6-8/03 41 51 8
9/8-10/03 40 53 7
8/4-6/03 45 46 9
7/7-9/03 49 45 6
6/12-15/03 50 41 9
5/5-7/03 49 44 7
4/7-9/03 58 33 9
3/3-5/03 48 44 8
2/3-6/03 50 39 11
1/13-16/03 49 40 11
12/5-8/02 50 40 10
11/11-14/02 47 39 14
10/3-6/02 50 40 10
9/5-8/02 52 40 8
8/5-8/02 46 43 11
7/26-28/02 53 36 11
7/9-11/02 54 36 10
6/3-6/02 52 38 10
5/6-9/02 57 33 10
4/8-11/02 57 34 9
3/4-7/02 63 28 9
2/4-6/02 62 28 10
1/7-9/02 62 29 9
12/6-9/01 72 19 9
11/8-11/01 73 19 8
10/11-14/01 84 10 6
9/7-10/01 42 44 14
8/16-19/01 50 37 13
8/3-5/01 47 42 11
7/19-22/01 49 37 14
6/11-17/01 51 34 15
5/10-14/01 49 34 17
4/6-8/01 55 32 13
3/5-7/01 55 28 17
2/1-4/01 53 32 15
1/10-14/01 50 40 10
12/2-4/00 56 34 10
10/6-9/00 49 42 9
8/29 - 9/5/00 48 42 10
5/18-21/00 39 52 9
1/7-10/00 51 42 7
9/23-26/99 37 56 7
7/13-14/99 39 51 10
6/11-13/99 41 53 6
4/13-14/99 45 47 8
2/12-13/99 41 54 5
1/15-17/99 50 46 4
12/15-16/98 42 52 6
11/13-15/98 41 54 5
10/29 - 11/1/98 44 47 9
10/9-12/98 47 46 7
10/6-7/98 44 48 8
9/11-12/98 55 36 9
5/8-10/98 44 48 8
4/17-19/98 49 40 11
2/13-15/98 57 33 10
1/30-2/1/98 56 35 9
1/16-18/98 42 47 11
12/18-21/97 39 52 9
10/27-29/97 36 53 11
8/22-25/97 41 48 11
7/25-27/97 34 57 9
5/6-7/97 32 58 10
4/18-20/97 30 59 11
2/24-26/97 37 48 15
1/31-2/2/97 36 51 13
1/10-13/97 41 49 10
10/26-29/96 34 51 15
9/22-24/95 30 61 9
10/22-25/94 23 70 7
11/2-4/93 24 69 8

 

George Washington University Battleground Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D). Aug. 23-28, 2014. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

"Thinking now about Congress: How would you rate the job Congress is doing? Do you approve or disapprove of the job they are doing?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

8/23-28/14

16 80 5    

3/16-20/14

13 82 5    

1/12-16/14

14 81 4    

10/27-31/13

9 87 4    

 

Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll conducted by FTI Consulting. April 9-13, 2014. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

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

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
4/9-13/14 11 80 9    
11/2-6/13 9 84 6    
9/3-7/13 13 76 11    
5/29 - 6/2/13 17 77 6    
4/5-9/13 17 76 7    
11/25 - 12/1/12 21 72 8    

 

George Washington University Battleground Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D). March 16-20, 2014. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

"And, thinking specifically about YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS: How would you rate the job your member of Congress is doing? Do you approve or disapprove of the job they are doing?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

3/16-20/14

46 42 12    

1/12-16/14

47 44 9    

10/27-31/13

39 50 11    

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 18-21, 2013. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.
LV = likely voters. RV = registered voters. Among adults, except where indicated.

.

"How about the representative in Congress from your district? Do you approve or disapprove of the way your representative is handling his or her job?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

%

%

%

10/18-21/13

46 38 17

7/18-22/13

50 30 19

10/1-5/10

40 40 20

5/20-24/10

47 39 14

4/5-12/10

46 36 18

10/25-29/08

50 31 19

10/19-22/08

51 28 21

10/10-13/08

43 31 26
10/27-31/06 58 26 16
10/5-8/06 56 27 17

9/15-19/06

53 29 18

7/21-25/06

57 27 16
5/4-8/06 53 31 16
4/6-9/06 60 23 17
1/20-25/06 57 25 18
12/2-6/05 60 24 16
4/13-16/05 57 23 20

 

AP-GfK Poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. Jan. 10-14, 2013. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Overall, please tell me whether you approve, disapprove, or neither approve nor disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job." If neither: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approving or disapproving of the way Congress is handling its job?"

.

Approve Disapprove Neither Unsure  
% % % %  

1/10-14/13

17 77 3 2  

11/29 - 12/3/12

23 74 3 1  

6/14-18/12

22 75 2 1  

5/3-7/12

18 78 2 3  

2/16-20/12

19 78 1 1  

12/8-12/11

15 84 1 1  

10/13-17/11

16 82 1 1  

8/18-22/11

12 87 1 -  

6/16-20/11

21 76 1 1  

5/5-9/11

30 68 1 1  

3/24-28/11

27 71 1 1  

1/5-10/11

26 69 2 4  

11/3-8/10

26 71 1 3  

10/13-18/10

23 75 1 1  

9/8-13/10

26 73 - 1  

8/11-16/10

24 74 1 1  

6/9-14/10

24 73 2 1  

5/7-11/10

28 71 1 1  

4/7-12/10

28 70 1 1  

3/3-8/10

22 76 1 1  

1/12-17/10

32 66 1 1  

12/10-14/09

33 65 1 1  

11/5-9/09

30 66 1 3  

10/1-5/09

33 64 1 1  

9/3-8/09

28 69 1 2  

7/16-20/09

32 63 1 3  

5/28 - 6/1/09

38 55 3 4  

4/16-20/09

38 57 2 2  

2/12-17/09

31 59 5 4  

12/3-8/08

24 67 2 8  

11/6-10/08

21 71 3 6  

10/16-20/08

23 74 1 2  

 

National Public Radio poll conducted by Democracy Corps (D) and Resurgent Republic (R). Oct. 23-25, 2012. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is handling its job?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
10/23-25/12 16 79 5    
7/9-12/12 19 74 7    

 

Time Poll conducted by Abt SRBI. June 20-21, 2011. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is handling its job?"
2006: "In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job that the U.S. Congress is doing?"
2005: "Do you approve or disapprove of the job that Congress is doing?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
6/20-21/11 21 72 8    
10/3-4/06 31 57 12    

8/22-24/06

30 59 11    
6/27-29/06 31 55 14    
3/22-23/06 39 49 12    
11/29 - 12/1/05 33 55 13    

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. April 14-19, 2010. N=1,930 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.2. LV = likely voters. Among registered voters, except where noted.

.

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

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

%

%

%

4/14-19/10

20 71 9

8/12-17/08 LV

16 74 10

7/8-13/08 LV

14 77 9

5/8-12/08

16 76 8

10/23-29/07

21 70 10

8/7-13/07

20 70 10

6/5-11/07

23 66 11

4/25 - 5/1/07

39 52 9

2/21-28/06

25 63 11

11/28 - 12/4/05

27 61 11

7/21-25/05

30 60 10

12/7-12/04

37 51 13

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). March 11, 13-14, 2010. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

.

"And how would you rate the congressman or woman from your district? Do you approve or disapprove of the job your representative is doing?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

  % % %

3/11, 13-14/10

45 41 14

 

Ipsos/McClatchy Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Jan. 28-31, 2010. N=1,127 adults nationwide. MoE 2.9.

.

"Overall, do you approve, disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way Congress is handling its job?" If mixed or unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?"

.

Approve Disapprove Mixed Unsure  
% % % %  

1/28-31/10

21 74 2 2  

10/29 - 11/1/09

29 68 2 2  

6/4-8/09

39 52 7 2  

2/6-9/09

37 59 3 1  

 

National Public Radio Poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies (R) and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (D). Jan. 20-21, 23, 2010. N=800 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.5.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress is handling its job?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

.

% % %

.

1/20-21, 23/10

28 67 5

.

3/10-12, 14/09

36 58 6

.

5/7-8, 10/08

22 73 4

.

10/4, 6-7/07

25 69 6

.

.

Alternate wording:
"D
o you approve or disapprove of the job Congress is doing?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

.

% % %

.

7/22-26/09

33 61 6

.

1/29-31/08

28 65 7

.

4/26-29/07

35 59 6

.

12/15, 17-18/05

43 51 6

.

7/23-25/02

52 40 8

.


 

Reuters/Zogby Poll. Dec. 10-13, 2008. N=1,039 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.1.

.

"Overall, how would you rate Congress' performance on the job . . . ?"

.

 

Excellent

Good

Fair

Poor

Unsure

  % % % % %
12/10-13/08 - 10 47 41 2
11/13-15/08 1 8 41 48 3
10/9-12/08 1 9 33 56 1
9/11-13/08 - 13 44 42 1
8/14-16/08 - 9 40 50 1
7/9-13/08 1 10 42 45 2
6/12-14/08 1 9 43 44 2
5/15-18/08 - 11 43 44 2
4/10-12/08 2 15 44 37 3
3/13-14/08 2 11 44 42 1
2/13-16/08 3 14 41 39 3
1/10-11/08 3 12 43 41 1
12/12-14/07 1 11 41 45 1
11/14-17/07 1 10 44 43 2
10/10-14/07 1 11 44 43 2
8/9-11/07 0 15 44 39 2
7/12-14/07 2 12 44 39 3
12/5-8/06 1 16 45 35 4
10/20-23/06 2 21 44 31 2
10/10-12/06 2 16 46 33 3
9/22-25/06 3 21 49 26 3
9/12-14/06 1 18 50 28 4

9/1-5/06

1 16 47 34 2

8/11-15/06

1 19 47 30 3

7/21-25/06

2 20 47 28 4

6/15-20/06

2 24 47 24 4

 

The Harris Poll. Sept. 17-21, 2008. N=1,015 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How would you rate the overall job the Congress is doing: excellent, pretty good, only fair, or poor?"  1/06: Omits "overall"

.

Excellent/
Pretty Good

Only Fair/
Poor

Unsure    
% % %    

9/17-21/08

16 81 3    

8/6-10/08

18 77 5    

6/4-8/08

13 83 4    

4/2-6/08

17 77 6    

2/6-10/08

20 76 4    

11/30 - 12/3/07

17 79 4    

10/5-8/07

20 77 3    

9/7-10/07

22 74 4    

7/6-9/07

24 72 4    

4/20-23/07

27 69 4    

2/2-5/07

33 62 5    

10/20-23/06

22 74 4    

10/6-9/06

22 74 4    
9/8-11/06 24 73 3    
8/4-7/06 21 77 2    
5/5-8/06 18 80 2    
2/3-7/06 25 71 4    

1/6-9/06

25 72 3    

 

Diageo/Hotline Poll conducted by Financial Dynamics. Aug. 29-31, 2008. N=805 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.5.

.

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

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
8/29-31/08 18 75 7    
8/18-24/08 16 78 6    
4/30 - 5/3/08 18 75 8    
3/28-31/08 23 72 6    
2/14-17/08 28 63 9    
1/10-12/08 23 70 7    
12/10-14/07 22 69 10    
7/19-22/07 25 68 8    
5/16-20/07 31 61 8    
4/26-30/07 38 54 8    
3/29 - 4/1/07 37 52 11    
2/21-24/07 30 55 16    
1/11-14/07 31 49 21    
11/8-12/06 27 63 11    
10/19-23/06 27 65 9    
9/24-26/06 28 65 7    

8/17-20/06

31 61 8    
7/20-23/06 31 58 11    
6/21-25/06 30 62 8    
5/18-21/06 29 64 7    
2/16-19/06 30 61 8    

1/12-15/06

31 59 10    
12/12-13/05 26 64 10    
11/11-15/05 36 53 12    
10/12-16/05 29 62 10    
7/7-10/05 31 60 9    
4/28 - 5/1/05 31 57 11    
3/31 - 4/3/05 40 50 10    
2/24-27/05 43 45 12    
1/25-27/05 44 43 13    

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. Aug. 15-18, 2008. N=1,375 adults nationwide. MoE 3. RV = registered voters. Except where noted, results below are among all adults.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?"
Jan. 2005 and earlier: "... the United States Congress ...."

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

%

%

%

8/15-18/08 17 73 10
10/19-22/07 RV 22 69 9
6/7-10/07 27 65 8
4/5-9/07 34 58 8
1/13-16/07 36 44 20
9/16-19/06 30 57 13
4/8-11/06 28 61 11
1/22-25/06 35 55 10
1/15-17/05 45 43 12
12/12-15/02 49 39 12
8/22-25/02 53 36 11
1/31 - 2/3/02 59 32 9
11/10-13/01 69 20 11
11/13-18/99 42 48 10
1/27-29/99 46 46 8
1/29-31/98 53 37 10
9/6-9/97 46 44 10
2/5-6/97 46 46 8

 

Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. July 31-Aug. 4, 2008. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

.

"Overall, do you approve, disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way Congress is handling its job?" If "mixed feelings" or unsure: "If you had to choose, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove?"

.

Approve Disapprove Mixed
Feelings
Unsure
% % % %

7/31 - 8/4/08

19 75 4 2

7/10-14/08

18 77 2 3

6/12-16/08

23 72 3 2

4/7-9/08

23 71 5 2

3/3-5/08

24 72 3 2

2/4-6/08

22 74 3 1

1/7-9/08

26 69 3 2

12/3-5/07

25 70 4 1

11/5-7/07

25 70 4 1
10/1-3/07 22 73 4 1
9/10-12/07 26 71 3 1
8/6-8/07 25 72 3 1
7/9-11/07 24 70 3 2
5/7-9/07 35 60 4 1
4/2-4/07 40 57 2 1
3/5-7/07 33 63 3 1
2/5-7/07 34 58 6 2
1/16-18/07 34 60 5 1
1/8-10/07 32 62 4 3
12/4-6/06 27 67 4 1

11/13-15/06

26 70 2 2

10/20-25/06

25 72 2 1
10/2-4/06 27 69 3 1
9/11-13/06 29 68 2 1
8/7-9/06 29 69 2 1
7/10-12/06 27 68 3 1
6/5-7/06 24 73 3 -
5/1-3/06 25 71 3 1
4/3-5/06 30 67 3 -
3/6-8/06 31 66 2 2
2/6-8/06 35 61 2 1
1/3-5/06 34 63 2 1
12/5-7/05 31 65 3 2
11/7-9/05 32 64 2 2
10/3-5/05 35 61 3 2
9/6-8/05 32 65 2 1
8/1-3/05 33 62 3 2
7/11-13/05 35 60 4 1

6/6-8/05

31 64 3 2

5/2-4/05

35 61 3 2

4/4-6/05

37 58 3 2

3/7-9/05

41 53 5 2

2/7-9/05

44 52 3 1

1/3-5/05

41 53 4 2

.

Among registered voters (Not sponsored by AP):

12/17-19/04 46 51 3 1

 

Research 2000 for news media clients. July 25-27, 2008. N=1,100 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job Congress is doing?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

 

%

%

%

 

7/25-27/08

13 81 6  

   

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey. Aug. 1-18, 2007. N=3,002 adults nationwide. MoE 2.

.

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

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

 

%

%

%

 

8/1-18/07

21 65 14  

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. June 18-19, 2007. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

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

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure  
% % %  
6/18-19/06 25 63 12  
9/29-30/05 32 56 12  

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Nov. 4-5, 2006. N=900 likely voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job your own representative is doing in the U.S. House of Representatives?"

.

Approve Disapprove

Unsure

% % %

11/4-5/06

53 34 13

10/10-11/06

60 31 9

9/12-13/06

55 26 20

.

Among registered voters:

5/16-18/06 53 28 19
4/4-5/06 57 21 22

 

Cook Political Report/RT Strategies Poll. Aug. 25-27, 2006. N=801 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.4.

.

"Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the job Congress is doing?" If unsure/mixed: "Well, do you lean more toward approve or disapprove when it comes to the performance of Congress?"

.

Approve Disapprove Neither/
Mixed (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  

8/25-27/06

31 58 7 5  
7/28-30/06 28 57 11 4  
6/1-4/06 27 56 13 4  

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. May 16-17, 2006. N=1,022 adults nationwide.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of how the U.S. Senate is handling its job?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

5/16-17/06

25 57 18    

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of how the U.S. House of Representatives is handling its job?" Half sample, MoE 4.5

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

5/16-17/06

34 46 20    

 

Time Poll conducted by Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs. March 22-23, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job that Congress is doing?"
2005: "Do you approve or disapprove of the job that Congress is doing?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
3/22-23/06 39 49 12    
11/29 - 12/1/05 33 55 13    

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job that your own member of Congress is doing?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
3/22-23/06 63 26 11    

 

Ipsos-Reid Express. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Overall, how would you rate the job Congress is doing? Would you say it is doing an excellent, good, only fair, or poor job?"

.

Excellent Good Only fair Poor Unsure
% % % % %  
10/26-29/01

21

50 24 4 1  
9/28-30/01 22 47 25 5 1
7/27-29/01 2 34 50 11 2

 

CNN/Time Poll conducted by Harris Interactive

.

"In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job that the U.S. Congress is doing?"

.

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

%

%

%

N

9/13/01 75 16 9 1,082
11/10-11/99 43 45 12 1,021
10/14-15/98 50 40 10 1,036
9/23-24/98 54 36 10 1,019
9/16-17/98 63 27 10 1,020
3/18-19/98 56 34 10
9/10-11/97 45 41 14
7/30-31/97 45 44 11
4/16-17/97 39 48 13

 


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