This year has been dominated by few legislative accomplishments, the first government shutdown in over a decade, and the disastrous roll out of one of the party’s signature laws. Not surprisingly this has all combined to make this the worst year for Congress ever. From Gallup:

Congress' Job Approval Ratings, Yearly Averages

During 2013 Congress had an average job approval rating of just 14 percent, the lowest on record.

Disappointment with Congress is universal. Democrats, Republicans and Independents all gave the institution equally low marks.

Divided government has made no one happy and accomplished basically nothing, yet more people still prefer it to single party rule. It is time people start rethink its value.