Congressional job approval ratings are the highest they have been in over a decade, according to a new poll released by Gallup.
Just more than one-third of Americans surveyed — 35 percent — approve of job Congress is doing, a 10-point increase from January. Gallup noted this is the highest approval rating for Congress since early 2009 when it stood at 39 percent.
The survey released on Tuesday was conducted from Feb. 3 to 18 as the second Senate impeachment trial of former President Trump took place and just a few weeks after the House voted to impeach him a second time. Trump was acquitted in the upper chamber.
Congressional approval ratings have surged among Democrats in the past month, according to Gallup, with 61 percent giving positive reviews in the latest survey. This is a rise of 50 points since December. At the same time, approval ratings among independents have doubled from 16 percent to 33 percent.
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