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Congress’ Approval At Record Low; Poll Finds Only bin Laden Less Popular

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- There is no question that Americans are frustrated with their elected officials, but the latest Gallup poll shows that frustration has reached a fever pitch, plummeting Congress to its lowest approval rating in history.

Just 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, fewer than at any previous point in Gallup's nearly 40 years of polling.

With an approval rating that low, it's hard to find anything that is actually less popular than Congress.

In the nearly half a century-long history of Gallup polling, the only people or institutions that have been more unpopular than the current Congress are Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden and Mark Fuhrman, a detective in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, said Gallup's Editor in Chief Frank Newport.

The poll also found that the public disapproves of Washington's job performance by 86 percent, tying the high set last December.

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