Only 6% say Congress is doing a good or an excellent job while 66% rate the performance of the legislators as poor.
The Rasmussen Employment Index has fallen to the lowest level in a year. Just 17% of workers now report their firms are hiring while 24% see more layoffs coming from their employer.
The Presidential Approval Index is calculated by subtracting the number who Strongly Disapprove from the number who Strongly Approve. It is updated daily at 9:30 a.m. Eastern (sign up for free daily e-mail update). Updates are also available on Twitter and Facebook.
Overall, 42% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) at least somewhat disapprove.