As of March 2014 President Obama has a disapproval rating of approximately 52% (varies 1-2% by poll). Contrary to popular opinion, he does not have the highest ever disapproval rating. Here’s the list of the five highest disapproval ratings for US presidents since 1945:
GW Bush 71% October 2008
Harry S Truman 67% January 1952
Richard Nixon 66% August 1974
GH Bush 60% July 1992
Jimmy Carter 59% June 1979
Obama doesn’t even make the list!
In contrast, the approval rating of the US Congress has not been above 20% since 2010 and in November 2013 the approval rating of the US Congress fell to 9%. This makes the current Congress the least popular since polling of Congress began in 1974.
So, who deserves our disapproval more?