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Poll: Unhappiness With Washington Hits 80%

10:01 AM, Mar 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Eighty percent of Americans are unhappy with Washington, a new CBS poll finds. Many are angry.

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"Amid the debate over the federal budget and the failure to come to an agreement to avoid the sequester, eight in 10 Americans are unhappy with how things are going in Washington,including 30% who are angry, up nine points since December and the highest level of anger recorded since the question was first asked in 2010," the poll finds. "Dissatisfaction with Washington cuts across party lines, but Republicans and independents are more likely than Democrats to say they are angry."

Also, the poll finds that President Obama's approval is underwater, with 46 percent disapproving of the job he's doing, and only 45 percent approving.

"As anger toward Washington has risen, President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hastaken a bit of a hit. 45% of Americans now approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as President,down from 52% last month. His approval rating is similar to what it was last summer.While the President’s approval rating has been above 50% since his reelection, through out much of 2012 it hovered just below the 50% mark."

Democrats, however, are satisfied with Obama's job approval. "As has been the case, most Democrats approve of job the President is doing, while most Republicans disapprove. But Mr. Obama’s overall rating among independents is more negative now compared to last month."

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