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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio wipes a tear as he waits to receive the gavel from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, during the first session of the 112th Congress.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio wipes a tear as he waits to receive the gavel from outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, during the first session of the 112th Congress. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)  

Poll: 10 percent congressional job approval rating lowest in Gallup history

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Americans hate Congress more than ever, a Gallup poll released Wednesday revealed.

The poll, conducted Feb. 2–5, showed that only 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest number since Gallup started polling the question  in 1974. The previous low of 11 percent was recorded in December 2011.

The 86 percent disapproval rating tied Gallup’s previous record high, also recorded two months ago.

Broken down by party, Republicans approve of Congress only slightly more than Democrats, 12 percent to 11 percent. Only 8 percent of self-identified independents approve of the job Congress is doing.

All this begs the question: Who are the 10 percent who actually approve of Congress’s job performance?

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