Americans view the Democratic and Republican parties unfavorably, but the Democratic Party has a 10-percentage-point favorability edge over the GOP. Moderates are more likely to view the Democratic Party than the GOP favorably.
Americans' job approval rating for Congress in 2013 averaged 14%, the lowest annual average in Gallup's history, including a 12% reading in December. Congressional approval has averaged below 20% for each of the last four years.
In the U.S., a majority of Americans want Congress to either repeal or scale back the 2010 healthcare law. Republicans and Democrats are more divided about what Congress should do than they were in October.
President Barack Obama's job approval rating of 41% in November is down 12 points from the recent monthly high of 53% in December 2012. His largest declines were among Hispanics, lower-income Americans, nonwhites, and moderates.
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