Congress' Approval Entrenched at 18% as Debt Talks Continue

PRINCETON, NJ -- A low and seemingly entrenched congressional job approval rating of 18% provides the backdrop for negotiations as congressional leaders work to reach a compromise on the federal budget and the U.S. debt ceiling. This is essentially unchanged from last month's 17% and reflective of the 20% average for the first seven months of 2011.
Even lower than the President's, and by a significant margin.