Few Expect Congress to Work Any Better

86%

Of Americans have no faith political leaders can work together, while just 13% of Americans are confident they can, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. That’s far more than the 58% who felt that way just after the 2010 midterm elections in which the tea party movement rose to prominence. “The doubts cross party lines: Fewer than 1 in 5 Democrats or independents have confidence the two sides can cooperate. Republicans are even more pessimistic, with just 1 in 10 confident Obama and Congress can work together.”

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