Washington’s Blog 
November 17, 2011
King George Twice As Popular During The Revolutionary War As Congress Is Today
The Washington Post provides this handy chart showing that Congress is less popular than Communism, BP during the Gulf oil spill or Nixon during Watergate :
Indeed, King George was approximately twice as popular  among Americans during the Revolutionary War than Congress is today:
Historians have estimated that between 15 and 20 percent of the European-American population of the colonies were Loyalists.