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Photo by: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

In this Oct. 8, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama pauses as he talks about the the budget and the partial government shutdown in the Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington. A new poll says Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown. The Associated Press-GfK survey finds plenty of disdain to go around as people size up the federal impasse. Most now disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job. And Congress’ approval rating is a perilous 5 percent. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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