Voters disapprove of Republicans in Congress than they disapprove of Democrats, a new poll said Thursday.

Though they appear poised to send more GOP representatives to Washington, 68 percent of registered voters said they disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling their job, a new CBS News/New York Times poll found.

That dislike is stronger than voters distaste for Democratic lawmakers in Congress; 58 percent disapprove of Democrats' job performance.

Just 20 percent of voters approve of the way Republicans are handling their job, while 30 percent approve of Democrats.

The poll raises questions about how the GOP label will fare going into the election, and whether voters will want to send Republicans to Congress in November, and reject incumbent Democrats.

A majority of voters also suggested in the survey that they would be interested in a third option when they head to the polls.

Fifty-four percent of registered voters said that the U.S. needs a third political party, while 42 percent disagreed.

The CBS/NYT poll was conducted Sept. 10-14 and has a three percent margin of error.