Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is the most unpopular of the top four Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress, according to a Gallup poll that suggests the American people might support them more if they got along better.
Just 33 percent of voters approve of Reid's performance, compared with 53 percent of Gallup survey respondents who disapprove, which amounts to a net approval rating of -20. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, fares only slightly better; his 37/54 percent favorable/unfavorable numbers give him a net rating of -17.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., both have a net approval rating of -12. McConnell's approval rating (35 percent) is lower than Pelosi's (39 percent), but Pelosi's disapproval rating (51 percent) comes in higher than McConnell's (47 percent).
Gallup reported Monday that, heading into a congressional debate about defunding Obamacare or shutting down the government, 53 percent of Americans polled support compromise, compared to 25 percent who say its "more important [for legislators] to stick to their principles."