Nearly four in five Americans (78 percent) disapprove of the job that Congress is doing, according to a Gallup survey conducted at the beginning of June. This marks the 45th consecutive month that more than two-thirds of Americans have disapproved of the job that Congress is doing, and paints a pretty depressing picture of the political situation in the United States.
According to the survey, Americans are more concerned about what Congress isn’t doing than what it is doing. Or to put it another way, what Congress is doing is nothing. A net 59 percent of responses indicated that some form partisan gridlock and an overall failure to get things done was a major reason why people disapproved. Within that bucket, 28 percent of responses indicated that a failure to compromise contributed to the disapproval rating.