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Poll: Public already losing patience with new Congress

By David Lightman | McClatchy Newspapers

Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2011

WASHINGTON — Once again, the public is getting increasingly disgusted with Washington.

It sees a failure to adopt remedies for even the most basic, pressing issues of the day, as Congress struggles to craft a federal budget. And incumbents are getting worried about the political implications.

“It’s hurting some of us,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who’s up for re-election next year. “They blame everybody.”

A new Pew Research Center poll shows that about half of Americans think the debate over spending and deficits has been “generally rude and disrespectful.”

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/03/20/110751/poll-public-already-losing-patience.html#ixzz1HExbAT49

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