81% of Americans Disapprove of Congress

Poll: 15% approve of Congress

The U.S. Capitol is pictured. | POLITICO Staff photo

The 15 percent approval rating is a point higher than last month’s figure. | POLITICO Staff

By KATIE GLUECK | 2/19/13 5:35 PM EST

Americans still don’t like Congress much, a new poll finds.

According to a Gallup survey posted Tuesday, Congress is at a 15 percent approval rating. That was the body’s average approval rating throughout 2012, but it’s a point higher than last month’s figure. Eighty-one percent of Americans disapprove of Congress’s job performance.

The poll of 1,015 adults was conducted Feb. 7-10 and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus four percentage points.

Romney ahead in four new national polls

By Jonathan Easley – 10/11/12 03:07 PM ET

Mitt Romney leads President Obama in four new national polls released Thursday, an indication of sustained momentum for the GOP challenger one week after his debate victory.

Romney leads by 3 percentage points in the latest Reuters-Ispsos and UPI-CVoter polls. He has 47 percent support compared Obama’s 44 percent in the former, and 49 percent to 46 percent lead in the latter.

Both of those polls are of likely voters, but Romney’s leads are within the margins of error. Continue reading “Romney ahead in four new national polls”

Gallup daily poll shows Obama stretching lead to 50-44 over Romney

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By Jonathan Easley – 09/26/12 01:49 PM ET

President Obama has stretched his lead over Mitt Romney to 6 percentage points nationally, according to the Gallup daily tracking poll released Wednesday.

Obama takes 50 percent support over Romney’s 44 percent.

The president has hit the 50 percent mark only twice before in the poll, most recently after the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., earlier this month. Continue reading “Gallup daily poll shows Obama stretching lead to 50-44 over Romney”