That’s the approval rating of Congress, according to a Gallup survey conducted March 7-10.
The figure is little changed from a month ago, when Congress had a 15 percent approval rating. The most recent surveys were conducted after automatic budget cuts went into effect March 1.
Congress, divided between a Republican-led House and a Democratic-controlled Senate, continues to have a poor public image even as the labor market improves and household net worth rises.
“Americans are saving less and spending more for purchases such as new automobiles, as household net worth climbs with rising home values and stock indexes surging to record highs. Companies are ramping up hiring, adding 246,000 to private payrolls in February,” Bloomberg’s Shobhana Chandra and Rich Miller reported yesterday.