That’s the share of Republicans aligned with the Tea Party who approve of Republican leaders in Congress.
The approval rating of Republican leaders among Tea Party Republicans has fallen from 42 percent in February, according to the Pew Research Center.
Tea Party activists are pressing Republican leaders to take a hard line against President Barack Obama over federal spending and raising the debt ceiling. Government funding expires Oct. 1 and the nation could reach its debt ceiling as early as mid-October.
House Republicans are discussing several spending measures, including one that would delay Obama’s health-care overhaul in exchange for increasing the debt limit, Bloomberg’s Roxana Tiron reported.
“Though Republican leaders fear being blamed for a government shutdown, they’re under pressure from anti-tax Tea Party lawmakers who want to use the needed votes on the budget and debt limit as leverage to delay implementation of Obama’s health-care law,” Bloomberg’s Lisa Lerer reported.
Among all adults, Republican leaders in Congress have a job approval rating of 24 percent and a disapproval rating of 68 percent, the Pew report said. Democratic leaders in Congress have an approval rating of 33 percent and a disapproval rating of 59 percent.