Since the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, Congress has seen a jump in its approval ratings. Chris Cillizza explains why this is the perfect example of why people don’t like the government until they need them.

Congress Job Approval Highest Since 2009

House passes coronavirus relief bill after Trump announces his support
Trump signs coronavirus relief legislation into law

Health Institutions Still Rated Best for COVID-19 Response

Congress Job Approval Highest Since 2009

Clinton says era of big government is ‘over’ in 1996 State of the Union

Republicans pump brakes on new coronavirus stimulus spending

House approves $3 trillion Covid aid bill and historic rules change to allow remote voting

Americans’ Trust in Mass Media Edges Down to 41%

Poll finds Americans disapprove of media’s handling of coronavirus. But its the same polarized picture as ever

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