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WASHINGTON (Reuters) Americans blame the failure of the debt committee on everyone involved, Canada Goose online a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday, despite the best efforts of Democrats and Republicans to point fingers at each other.

Nineteen percent blamed a combination of Democratic and Republican lawmakers for the congressional committee inability to agree to a deficit plan. debt crisis on Monday, canada goose outlet store locations cementing perceptions that Republicans canada goose coats and Democrats Canada Goose sale are too divided to tackle canada goose clearance the country biggest problems.

just damages Americans trust in Congress and in Washington and in the political process, Clark said.

The impasse also added to Americans fears for their pocketbooks. economy, compared with outcomes such as worry that the deficit would rise.

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But the poll showed that 18 percent blamed Republican lawmakers most for the committee failure, and 13 percent blamed Obama most.

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CONGRESS VIEWED VERY POORLY The impasse canada goose replica made Americans feel even worse about their legislators, after several national polls putting Congress approval in the single digits even before the announcement about the failure of the debt committee.

Half of respondents said they viewed Congress less favorably.

Obama has cranked up his rhetoric against Congress as his campaign canada goose for re election next year picks up Canada Goose Coats On Sale speed.

He challenged legislators on Tuesday to vote next week to save an expiring payroll tax cut.

But Obama did not escape unscathed in the poll. More than a third of those polled said it made them feel less favorably about the Democratic president, Canada Goose Jackets who has been criticized for failing to do more to push recalcitrant canada goose clearance sale Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill to work together.

Thirty five percent said the committee failure made their view of Obama less favorable, compared with 14 percent who said it made them more so, and 38 percent who said it made no difference.

Only 5 percent of the survey canada goose coats on sale respondents said the committee failure made them less likely to vote in 2012.

The online survey also found that more than a third of Americans agreed with Obama approach, to tackling the deficit, buy canada goose jacket cheap with 35 percent seeing a combination of cuts in existing programs and higher taxes as the 2018 canada goose outlet best way to reduce the yawning budget gap.

The poll was conducted November canada goose deals 21 22, after it became known that the committee would not reach an agreement.

The survey canada goose outlet toronto factory of Canada Goose Outlet 1,331 Americans, ages 18 and over, included 501 Republicans and 608 Democrats. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls but this poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.