The nine percent: Congress' approval rating hits the single digits

On Tuesday, Gallup announced that Congress had reached a new low, winning the approval of just 9% of the American public. This breaks Congress’ record nadir from last year, when the amount of Americans who thought lawmakers were doing a good job dipped to 10%.

… As to why approval ratings now equal the number of letters in Harry Reid’s name, pollsters said that “Americans’ views of Congress have not recovered” from the government shutdown.