Gallup: Congress achieves lowest approval rating

    Congress’ protracted wrestling over extending the payroll tax cuts does little to enhance the image of its members. Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup poll, said Congress is doing poorly in eyes of average Americans with an 11% job approval rating, the lowest annual average in Gallup poll history.

    Also this week:

    To what extent does the public think ANY of the current presidential candidates would make a good president?
    We’ll explore analogies to the 1992 election cycle, when a first term president also tried to prevail amid a troubled economy.
    On the cusp of Christmas 2011, Frank breaks down religious affilaition in the United States

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