AP-IPSOS Poll Finds Congress' Approval Ratings Dip To Same Low Level As Bush's

Washington (AP) -- A poll says Americans don't think much of the job Congress or the President are doing.

The AP-IPSOS poll shows bitter political standoffs on Iraq and other issues have taken their toll. The approval rating for the Democratic-led Congress is down to 35 percent, the same as President Bush.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is more popular than the President or her Congressional colleagues. But there's a gender gap, with significantly more women than men supporting Pelosi.

Oklahoma Republican Representative Tom Cole says Iraq is the biggest problem and the low approval ratings are bad regardless of party affiliation.

Democrats agree the problem is largely Iraq, which overshadows House-passed bills on stem cell research and other subjects the White House opposes.

The telephone survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Copyright 2007 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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