Poll: Only Half of Americans Care Who Controls Congress

A new poll shows Americans don’t really care which party controls Congress following the 2014 midterm elections.

The AP/GfK survey finds Republicans poll the same as “doesn’t matter” when asked which party should be in charge. It’s not much better for Democrats as they rate slightly better than that.

It’s not all bad news for Republicans. From the AP:

Republicans, whose party has successfully deployed its House majority to block President Barack Obama’s policies, are significantly more likely than either Democrats or independents to value control of Congress. And their base is more excited, too: Conservative Republicans are more concerned about party control than liberal Democrats are.

With Republicans making a strong push to seize control of the Senate, only a slim majority of Americans, 53 percent, say they care a good deal about which party wins.

A vast majority appear united around one thing: They’re fed up. Nearly 9 out of 10 disapprove of Congress. Two-thirds want their current representative voted out, the AP-GfK poll shows.

And most — 56 percent — disapprove of the way Obama is doing his job.