New Poll From Gallup Reveals Congress Job Approval Rating Jumped 10 Points

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – FEBRUARY 2, 2005: President George W. Bush delivering his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress.

Somehow, by some sort of thinking that I just can’t understand, 25 percent of American citizens now think that Congress is doing a good job of leading the country. This is a 10 point jump from the rating in December according to the results of a new Gallup poll.

This number marks the highest rating that Congress has received since the very beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Check out how the results breakdown via Newsmax:

  • 17% of Republicans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, compared to 18% who were favorable in December.
  • 30% of Democrats approve of the way Congress is doing its job, while 11% approved in December.
  • 25% of independents approve of the way Congress is handling its job, compared to 16% in December.
  • 44% of all those polled gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., a favorable rating, while 50% viewed her unfavorably. A February 2020 poll showed her with a 39% favorable rating and 55% viewing her unfavorably.
  • 22% viewed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., favorably, compared to 64% who viewed him unfavorably. A February 2020 poll showed him with a 33% favorable rating and 48% viewing him unfavorably.

The survey for this poll was conducted during January 4-15 and featured 1,023 participating adults. The whole thing was completed roughly around the time that former President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for a second time.

The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points.

How in the world can anyone think the current Congress is doing so much better? Is this simply because so many Americans are happy to see Trump gone from the White House?

Or are there really that mean American citizens who want more socialism? That’s a sad commentary on the current condition of our country. When folks would rather have the government take care of them than to be free and self-governing.