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.

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