of those polled disapprove of Congress, according to a recent poll. But surely some poll has broken down the stats in following ways: Do you disapprove of Congress because it is too Republican, too Democrat, blocking Obama, ignoring the deficit, etc. Those numbers should be added to the total who approve of Congress, perhaps considerably improving the figures. (Occasionally there are polls showing disapproval of the Tea Party, etc.) Those results would be more important for the congressional elections, though of course reapportionment slashes the effects of general disapproval. Has anyone drilled down to get these numbers?
Has anyone polled Congress on the approval/disapproval numbers they give to themselves? Bet it's not far from the public figures.