Neither Congress nor the political parties, especially the GOP, fared well in a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll. Only 21 percent of those surveyed approved of the job Congress is doing. Meanwhile, 33 percent viewed the Democratic Party favorably, and 24 percent viewed the Republican Party favorably — the worst showing ever for the GOP in the NBC/WSJ poll. The tea party movement outpolled the GOP, with 30 percent of those surveyed viewing it favorably. The public is split on President Obama, with 47 percent approving of his overall job performance, and 48 percent disapproving.