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Two-thirds of Americans say Congress is the worst

- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 26, 2013

Two-thirds of Americans say this is the worst Congress in their lifetime, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday.

The disapproval of Congress spans gender, age, economic status and political party, with all groups agreeing that Congress is the worst. Older Americans, who have more Congresses to compare to in their lifetime, are more frustrated with the 113th Congress than younger survey respondents.

The frustration with Congress' lack of productivity also isn't more politically damaging to one side — those surveyed blame both parties for the gridlock in Washington, CNN reported.

Fewer than 60 bills have progressed through Congress and been signed into law in 2013.

The survey collected responses from more than 1,000 adults across the country by telephone from Dec. 16-19. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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