I’m usually harsh on polls that cite Congress’s lack of popularity. They just don’t make any sense. We don’t elect Congress as a body, so why should we care about polls of the body?
It’s the popularity of the individual members that matters, and they tend to each be a lot more popular than the body. Until recently, that is.
In a Washington Post/ABC News poll, for the first time more than half of all adults (but not quite half of registered voters) disapprove of their Representative in Congress.
Of those, conservatives and moderates are more angry than liberals, though when the split is on party identification, Democrats disapprove more.
If you control for race, Hispanics are the most disapproving, while older voters also tend to disapprove more than younger voters.