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Poll: Congressional Approval Rating At 40-Year Low

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The poll also found that for the first time since it began tracking the figure 24 years ago, more Americans disapprove of their own representatives. Traditionally Americans disapprove more of Congress as a whole, but the latest survey also found representatives underwater with 47 percent disapproval while just 43 percent approved of their performance.

The ABC/Post poll surveyed 1,002 people from Oct. 17-20 and had a margin of error of 3.5 points.