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Latest on the shutdown from Washington

Updated: Tuesday, October 22 2013, 07:21 PM CDT
WASHINGTON   --  There is a combination of relief and pessimism in Washington after the government re-opened last Thursday.
   
A new poll finds that Americans are more frustrated with congress than ever before.
What the frustration could mean for next year's midterm elections.
      
The US economy added 148,000 jobs in September - fewer than economists were projecting.

But strong enough to lower the unemployment rate to 7.2 percent -  a nearly five year low.
The jobs report was delayed by more than two weeks due to the government shutdown.

And a new ABC News-Washington Post poll out today shows that the 16 day standoff left everyone in Washington battered and bruised.

Obama  - Weekly address   There were no winners in this//it's understandable that your frustration with what goes on in Washington has never been higher.

It's a new low for congress - only 12 % approve of the job lawmakers
In Washington are doing  .85 % disapprove!

Pelosi     I join the American people in their disgust at what happened in terms of the shutdown of government.

Criticism of the shutdown is focused on republicans.
The poll found that 77 percent of Americans disapproved of the way congressional republicans handled the budget talks that led to the crisis  - only 21 percent approved.

McConnell  Shutting down the government, in my view, is not conservative policy// so there will not be another government shutdown. You can count on that.
The midterm elections are just over a year away - and incumbents beware.

The ABC -Post poll found that only a quarter of registered voters now say they're likely to re-elect their member of congress. A whopping two-thirds say they're inclined to look elsewhere.

Graham  The public is ready for the congress to behave better. This is a second chance

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