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ABC News-Washington Post poll shows Americans frustrated with Congress

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A new ABC News-Washington Post poll finds that Americans are more frustrated with Congress than ever before. And there are signs that the 16 day shutdown could have a ripple effect into next year's mid-term elections.

It's a new low for Congress. Only 12 percent approve of the job lawmakers in Washington are doing, 85 percent disapprove.

The poll also found that 77 percent of Americans disapproved of the way Congressional Republicans handled the budget talks that led to the crisis.
Only 21 percent approved.

As for the midterm elections that are just over a year away, the ABC-Post poll found that only a quarter of registered voters now say they're likely to re-elect their member of congress. A whopping two-thirds say they're inclined to look elsewhere.

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