Congress is still extremely unpopular with Americans.
The latest Gallup survey has Congressional job approval at 13%, a tie for the all-time low. In fact, over the last four months, Congressional approval has hovered between 13 and 15%.
The disapproval cuts across party lines. Democrats have the highest approval of Congress this month at 15%, while independent voters are on the low side at just 11%.
The implications of these attitudes for next year's House and Senate elections are still not totally clear. It is possible that voters will turn their disdain for Congress onto the Republicans, the party that controls the House, and flip control of the lower body back to the Democrats, or more generally reward challengers and oust incumbents. With only a third of the Senate up for election -- and two-thirds of those seats Democratic -- it is less clear what impact the public's negative mood will have on the Democrats' current control of that body.