All the proof you need that a recovery never happened for the Average Joe.
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Public approval of the job performance of Congress has scraped to an all-time low, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday. Just 13% of Americans currently approve of the way legislators are doing their jobs. The institution's ratings have been in the cellar for months, holding below 20% ever since June. Gallup noted that in 2011, Congress is on track to mark its lowest annual average approval since the pollster began measuring it in 1974. Previous lows were the 18% recorded in 1992 and 19% in 1979, 2008 and 2010.