Poll Of Republicans Shows Disapproval Of Republicans In Congress

Republican voters are more likely to disapprove than approve of the way congressional Republicans are doing their jobs, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Friday that also found all voters' views of the GOP congressional delegation at a record low.

The poll shows a decline in congressional Republican approval since the fiscal cliff standoff at the end of 2012. Forty-one percent of GOP voters approved of their party's congressional delegation, while 51 percent disapproved. As Business Insider noted, Republicans' approval of GOP members of Congress has fallen from a net positive rating of 4 points in December, and 14 points in July.

The Quinnipiac poll found that 67 percent of Democratic voters approved of the Democratic congressional delegation's performance and 25 percent disapproved.

Republicans were notably unhappy with their party's handling of the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Polls taken in January found that Republicans gave net negative ratings to their leaders' work on the fiscal cliff, and were 11 points more likely to disapprove than approve of House Speaker John Boehner's role.

Overall approval for congressional Republicans was 19 percent in the latest Quinnipiac poll, tying their record low from November 2011. Overall approval for congressional Democrats was 33 percent.

The poll surveyed 1,772 registered voters by phone from Jan. 30 to Feb. 4.

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