Poll: Congress more popular among Hispanics

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An ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday found that 56 percent of Hispanics have a favorable view of Congress, up from 35 percent in November 2011. The poll found that 38 percent of those surveyed have an unfavorable view of Congress, which is lower than in November 2011, when 51 percent of Hispanics said they had an unfavorable view.

Overall, 65 percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Congress, while just 30 percent said they have a favorable view.

President Obama has made immigration reform one of his administration's top priorities in 2013, and bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are working on crafting immigration reform bills. The Senate group is expected to unveil its bill in April.

Besides Hispanics, the ABC News/Washington Post poll also surveyed approval of the Supreme Court which began hearing cases on same-sex marriage this week. The poll found that 55 percent of voters hold a favorable view of the Supreme Court and that 39 percent hold an unfavorable view.

Broken down by party affiliation, the poll found 63 percent of Democrats hold a favorable view of the Supreme Court, with 31 percent holding an unfavorable view. Among Republicans, 51 percent said they have a favorable view, while 46 percent have an unfavorable view. The split among independents is similar to that of Republicans: 51 percent said they have a favorable view, while 43 percent have an unfavorable view. 

The court last summer ruled that the president's healthcare law was constitutional.

The ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted between March 20 and 24 among 1,014 adults. The poll had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage potions.