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by Keith E. Whittington

Americans may not be overly excited for the 400th anniversary of the "first representative legislative assembly in the Western Hemisphere."

Congressional job approval remained at 20% for the second consecutive month, six points lower than the two-year high reached in March.

The 26% of U.S. adults approving of the job Congress is doing is the highest for the institution since February 2017.

by Frank Newport, Lydia Saad and Jeffrey M. Jones

Gallup's editors review six factors that help explain Tuesday's midterm results, ranging from President Trump's impact to the economy and voter engagement.

by Frank Newport

Despite the partisan rancor surrounding the midterm campaign, majorities agree on several things the government can do regardless of who wins on Nov. 6.

by Frank Newport

Given a choice, Americans are significantly more likely to want political leaders in Washington to compromise rather than stick to principles.

by V. Lance Tarrance

Competing factors for the midterms are presidential approval, which would imply GOP losses, and economic sentiment, which would suggest GOP gains.