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Old 08-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
thushioli

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Default AP-GfK Poll: 87% in US disapprove of Congress
http://news.yahoo.com/ap-gfk-poll-87...195659914.html

Keep it crazy GOP, your doing a great job of cutting off your nose.


WASHINGTON (AP) Americans are plenty angry at Congress in the aftermath of the debt crisis and Republicans could pay the greatest price, a new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests.

The poll finds the tea party has lost support, Republican House Speaker John Boehner is increasingly unpopular and people are warming to the idea of not just cutting spending but also raising taxes anathema to the GOP just as both parties prepare for another struggle with deficit reduction.

To be sure, there is plenty of discontent to go around. The poll finds more people are down on their own member of Congress, not just the institution, an unusual finding in surveys and one bound to make incumbents particularly nervous. In interviews, some people said the debt standoff itself, which caused a crisis of confidence to ripple through world markets, made them wonder whether lawmakers are able to govern at all.
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