Congress Doesn't Deserve A Recess, 82 Percent Of Voters Say

According to a Fox News poll released Wednesday night, just 14 percent voters think Congress has worked hard enough to deserve a summer recess, while 82 percent do not.

President Barack Obama fares somewhat better among voters, who are evenly split on whether he's worked hard enough to justify a break.

The current session of Congress is on track to break records as the least productive in modern history. As of July 8, it had passed only 15 bills that were then signed into law, a record low since at least the 1940s.

As the Rothenberg Political Report notes, August recesses have long been used as a political talking point, with members of one party lambasting the other for taking time off.

But voters' dissatisfaction with lawmakers isn't limited to their work schedule. Just 32 percent of voters say they approve of congressional Democrats' job performance, while an even more dismal 24 percent approve of congressional Republicans' performance.

The Fox poll interviewed 1,007 registered voters by phone between August 3 and August 5.

The HuffPost Pollster average, which includes all publicly available polling, gives Congress an approval rating of less than 13 percent.



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