Greatest FAIL evah!

(Gallup)Americans’ assessment of Congress has hit a new low, with 13% saying they approve of the way Congress is handling its job. The 83% disapproval rating is also the worst Gallup has measured in more than 30 years of tracking congressional job performance.

The prior low approval rating for Congress was 14% in July 2008 when the United States was dealing with record-high gas prices and the economy was in recession.

The low approval ratings cut across party lines, too. Seven percent of Republicans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, and 13 percent of independents approve of Congress. The popularity of the Democratic-held House and Senate among supporters has declined since October, too; 16 percent of Democrats said now that they approve of Congress, down from 38 percent in October.