The GOP is closing the gap with Democrats on which party the public trusts more on big issues, though the public has a low opinion of both. According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, 43 percent of the public think Democrats would do a better job coping with the main problems facing the nation, and 37 percent said Republicans would do better. Last February, the gap between the two parties was 26 points. Republicans gained 7 percentage points from that poll. However, the number of people saying that neither party can be trusted jumped 8 percentage points to 17 percent. Only 26 percent of those surveyed approved of the job Congress is doing, while President Obama's approval rating was at 51 percent.