The latest gauge of Congressional performance finds that just 9% of Americans think Congress is doing a good job, which is the lowest ever.
Rasmussen Reports says the number who think Congress is doing a poor job is down slightly from their last survey.
Since January 2007, poor marks for Congress have ranged from a low of 35% in early February 2007 to a high of 71% in February of last year. Since then, until the GOP takeover of the House, those giving Congress poor grades have generally fallen in the high 50s and low 60s. This past February, however, just 42% felt that way, but Congress' negatives have risen since then.
Voters are now for the first time evenly divided when it comes to Congress' primary role. Forty-four percent (44%) believe it's more important for Congress to pass good legislation than to block bad legislation from becoming law. Just as many voters (44%) disagree and say the more important role is preventing bad laws. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. Prior to this month in surveys back to last August, voters have given the edge to passing good legislation by several points.