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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Poll: Republicans losing ground in shutdown blame game
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 7, 2013 5:15 p.m.



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THIS should come as no great surprise:

The Republicans in Congress have lost ground against Barack Obama in blame over the government shutdown, with Americans expressing increasing criticism of both parties in Washington, while the president’s avoided that rise in public ire.

Seventy percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll disapprove of how the Republicans in Congress are handling the budget negotiations, up 7 percentage points from a week ago. Far fewer, 51 percent, disapprove of Obama’s approach, essentially unchanged in the past week.

The Democrats in Congress remain between the two: Sixty-one percent disapprove of their handling of ...

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