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Americans' Approval Rating of Congress Is Lowest in Gallup History

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PRINCETON, N.J.) -- New Gallup poll results say Americans' approval of Congress has "hit a new low."

Thirteen percent of Americans polled say they approve of Congress' progress.  On the other hand, 83 percent disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.  The polling organization says this rating is the "worst Gallup has measured in more than 30 years of tracking congressional job performance."

The current poll results are based on an assessment taken just as Congress is nearing the end of an important lame-duck session in which the time-sensitive bipartisan tax agreement has been up for debate.

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