A lot of hay has been made that President Bush has a low approval rating, shedding 9 percentage points since January 2007 and hitting a current low of 32%.
Now the congress critters have hit single digit approval ratings. Yes, they're at 9%.
That's bad enough by itself.
But keep in my mind that both of the candidates from the major US policital parties that are up for election this year are, indeed, Senators and thus members of that 9% bunch.