The approval rating for Congress has dropped 13 points since President Joe Biden has taken office, according to a Monmouth University poll released Thursday.
“The poll also finds the public’s job rating for Congress stands at 22% approve and 65% disapprove. Congressional approval had been hovering between 30% and 35% at the beginning of the year, but dropped in June (to 21%),” the news release from Monmouth University Polling Institute said.
“The current reading is in line with Monmouth polls through most of the Trump years, when approval ranged between 16% and 25% except for two 32% marks in the early months of the pandemic last year,” it added.
The question asked participants, “Do you approve or disapprove of the job the U.S. Congress is doing?” In January, 35 percent approved. In September, only 22 percent agreed.
The poll also revealed only 29 percent of Americans believe the country is going in the right direction. The number marked a significant drop from 46 percent in April.
NATIONAL POLL: 29% of Americans say the country is going in the right direction and 65% say it is on the wrong track. The right direction rating has dropped since hitting a high of 46% in April.https://t.co/p5AF83looG pic.twitter.com/2gOns3L51L
— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll) September 16, 2021
The poll’s release comes as the Congress seeks answers following the nation’s failed departure of Afghanistan, as well as the consideration of massive new spending legislation proposed by Democrats.
The new poll reveals what other studies and pundits have noted. The overall American attitude toward government has dropped significantly since Biden has entered office as president.