Poll: Only 10 percent approve of Congress

A new poll released Monday found Congress has only a 10 percent approval rating. 

The low rating represents a 10-percentage-point-drop since the beginning of September and comes as a government shutdown looks likely. CNN/ORC International poll conducted the survey. 

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Nearly 90 percent of those polled disapprove of Congress, the highest disapproval rating CNN has ever recorded. 

People have also grown increasingly bitter with congressional leadership. 

"House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the two party leaders at the center of the budget negotiations that may lead to a shutdown, have become more unpopular since May, and both are facing the highest unfavorable ratings they have ever received in CNN polling," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.

Only one in three people have a positive view of Boehner, and three in 10 have a positive view of Reid. 

President Obama's approval rating remained steady at just below 50 percent in the CNN poll. 

Ratings for the two major political parties have also reached all-time lows in CNN’s polling history. Fifty-two percent view Democrats unfavorably and 60 percent of people view Republicans unfavorably. 

The Tea Party, whose members spearheaded the movement in Congress to defund and repeal Obamacare, has also reached an all-time low in its approval ratings. More than half of people in the United States have an unfavorable view of the Tea Party. 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a prominent Tea Partier, delivered a speech attacking Obamacare on the Senate floor last week for more than 21 hours. 

The CNN poll says 36 percent of people view him unfavorably, 30 percent favor him, and one in three don’t know enough about him to form an opinion. 

Cruz may run for the GOP ticket in 2016.