The Washington Times - July 24, 2013, 07:50AM

Eighty-three percent of Americans disapprove of Congress’ job performance — an all-time high for the NBC/Wall Street Journal survey — and President Obama’s job approval rating is at its lowest since August 2011.

The palpable dissatisfaction with Washington demonstrated in the poll is also evident in the fact that nearly six in 10 voters say they would vote to replace every member of Congress if they could — another all-time high.


Twelve percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, compared to more than four in five who disapprove. Meanwhile, 45 percent approve of the way Mr. Obama is doing his job, compared to 50 percent who disapprove.

People are exactly split, though, on who they want to see control the next Congress. Forty-four percent say they want Republicans to control it and 44 percent prefer Democrats.

Though many in the public often have a “like my congressman, dislike Congress” attitude, more than half of respondents say it’s time to give a new person a chance, versus 32 percent who say their representative deserves to be re-elected.

Fifty-seven percent say they would opt to defeat and replace every single member of Congress if given that choice.

The survey of 1,000 adults, taken from July 17-21, has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.