Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog presents the year in graphs.
Congress is less popular than Paris Hilton Congress is more unpopular than it’s ever been. This graph, prepared by the office of Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Col.), dramatizes the low esteem the American people have for the legislative branch. And in the months since it was prepared, Gallup’s polling shows that Congress’s approval rating has hit a new low, falling from 11 percent down to 9 percent. Perhaps this next graph helps explain why. Graph: Sen. Michael Bennet Buy Photo