Katie Pavlich

Congress will be back in session in just a few weeks, but the American people won't be cheering for their return to Capitol Hill. A new Wall Street Journal poll shows Congress has matched an all time low approval rating of just 12 percent.

The survey of registered voters found that just 12% approve of the work lawmakers do on Capitol Hill, on par with voter sentiment in October 2008 when America plunged into an economic crisis. Another 82% in the new poll said they disapprove. The WSJ/NBC News poll has been asking the question since 1990.

The 12 percent approval is a low for the history of the WSJ poll. Other polling outlets, such as Gallup polling, have shown Congressional approval to be as low at 10 percent in the past.

Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her latest book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, was published on July 8, 2014.