Since 1990, the NBC/WSJ poll has occasionally asked Americans whether the current Congress is "one of the best, above average, average, below average, or one of the worst?" Perhaps unsurprisingly a majority of Americans -- a new record -- thinks the current Congress is one of the worst ever:


Only three percent of Americans think this Congress is "one of the best" or even "above average." One percent don't know. That means solidly 96 percent of Americans think this Congress is at or below average.