Jul 31, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Congress' approval plunges amid coronavirus stimulus impasse

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As lawmakers dither on a new rescue package, Gallup finds that America's approval of Congress has fallen back to its normal abysmal level — 18% — after hitting 20-year highs in April and May.

By the numbers: Congressional approval in July was down at least 10 points across the board since May.

  • Approval from Democrats fell the most — from 39% to 20%.
  • Approval from Republicans dropped from 24% to 14%, and approval from independents fell from 32% to 21%.

President Trump's approval in Gallup held steady from June to July, at 41%.

  • That's down from 49% earlier this year, "when the economy was in good shape, and Trump was enjoying a post-impeachment bounce."
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