The recent government shutdown has left approval of Congress at a 40-year low.
A new poll shows only 12 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Only 43 percent approve of their own representatives in Washington.
Seventy-seven percent disapprove of the way congressional Republicans handled the budget talks. Some lawmakers share the same feeling.
"I join the American people in their disgust at what happened in terms of the shutdown of government," Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House minority leader said.
"Shutting down the government, in my view, is not conservative policy--So there will not be another government shutdown. You can count on that," Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate minority leader, said.
Even so, with mid-term elections next year, two-thirds of voters say they are likely to vote for new representatives.