Rejoice Congress! Voters Dislike Political Media More Than You


A new Daily Kos/SEIU poll found one thing American voters apparently dislike more than Congress…the political media.

Q: In general, do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the political media?

Favorable: 10
Unfavorable: 78
Not sure: 12

For context, polls averaged by Real Clear Politics put congressional approval at just over 17%, with 76% disapproval. When President Nixon announced his resignation 38 years ago today, on August 8th, 1974, he had an approval rating of 24%.

Members of Congress can rest a little easier during their 5-week recess knowing that somewhere in American society, there exists a group more disliked than themselves.