Congress is a reeking cesspool.

In a Gallup Poll of 1,008 adults, only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, tied for the worst on record, according to the Gallup Organization. Eighty-four percent of Americans disapprove, the poll found. That figure is a record high.

The last time Congress had a 13 percent approval rating was in December 2010, during last year’s lame duck session.

The congressional job approval rating is slightly lower among independents at 9 percent, compared with 15 percent among Democrats and 17 percent among Republicans. The 9 percent approval rating for independents is the lowest since 1974 when Gallup began measuring congressional approval.

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