Poll: Majority says current Congress a failure so far

Poll: Majority says current Congress a failure so far
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A majority of Americans, 68 percent, say the current Congress is a failure so far, according to a new poll.

Just 24 percent of Americans approve of the leadership in the Republican-controlled Congress, according to the new CNN poll, down from 39 percent in January.

Thirty-four percent of respondents approve of Democratic leaders in Congress, compared to 59 percent who disapprove.


Republican respondents are split over whether this Congress is a success or failure, with both options getting 44 percent.

President Trump, meanwhile, has a job approval rating of 38 percent, according to CNN.

Among those who approve of Trump, 76 percent disapprove of Congress.

Last month, the Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare collapsed in the Senate.

Trump has in recent days expressed growing "frustration" with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Health Care: White House projects grim death toll from coronavirus | Trump warns of 'painful' weeks ahead | US surpasses China in official virus deaths | CDC says 25 percent of cases never show symptoms 14 things to know for today about coronavirus Trump says he wouldn't have acted differently on coronavirus without impeachment MORE (R-Ky.) over his failure to corral enough Republican votes on the repeal bill.

On Thursday, he called for McConnell to "get back to work" on advancing the GOP agenda.

"Mitch, get back to work and put Repeal & Replace, Tax Reform & Cuts and a great Infrastructure Bill on my desk for signing. You can do it!" Trump tweeted.

The poll was conducted from Aug. 3 to 6 among 1,018 adults. Its is 3.6 percent.