Congress' Job Approval: Count It on One Hand We have a new Mendoza line: 5% By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Dec 30, 2011 3:25 PM CST 72 comments Comments House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner in a file photo from November. (Getty Images) (Newser) – This version of Congress hasn't been getting good marks from the public, but a new poll by Rasmussen Reports still has an eye-popping stat on just how deep the frustration goes. In a survey of likely voters, only 5% thought Congress had done a good or excellent job. Not surprisingly, that would be a record. A whopping 68% rated the performance as poor.