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John Boehner

Congress' poll numbers still terrible

WASHINGTON If you're Donald Trump, you talk about poll numbers. It's what you do. If you're in Congress, well, you're probably better off changing the subject. According to a Gallup poll conducted between Aug. 5 and 9, only 14 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, and the numbers are only slightly better for Speaker John A. Boehner. The Ohio Republican's favorability rating has fallen to 23 percent, his lowest showing as speaker in the regular Gallup survey. Overall, the 14 percent approval rating for Congress is not out of line with recent trends. Though it is down slightly from 17 percent in March, the 14 percent is higher than Congress'...