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A recent Washington Post/ABC poll shows the highest disapproval rating in years: 84% of Americans disapprove of how Congress is doing its business. An AP-Gfk poll confirms the sorry news, putting the disapproval rating at 87%. Good heavens, that's nearly unanimous. Are our elected officials listening to their constituents?
The 100-member Senate has also fallen victim to partisan bickering, unbecoming to the title "Senator." Where are the Edward Kennedys and Robert Byrds? The statesmen and stateswomen? Have a few rotten apples spoiled the whole barrel? Looks that way.