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Tue., Jan. 8, 2013, 11:21 a.m.

Poll: Washington Politics Harming US

The vast majority of Americans worry that politics in Washington is causing serious harm to the country, according to a new Gallup survey released Monday. Of those surveyed, 77 percent said the way politics works is causing the nation serious harm, versus just 19 percent who say the effects were not serious. Republicans were most pessimistic, with 87 percent arguing federal politics was damaging the country. But support for the sentiment was broad — 79 percent of independents and 68 percent of Democrats responded in the same way/Justin Sink, The Hill. More here.

Question: Why are politicians in Washington so oblivious to the drum beat in the nation that people are tired of politics as usual?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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