Americans Angry at Congress, New Poll Finds

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll finds that Americans are angry at
Congress in the aftermath of the debt crisis and Republicans could
pay the greatest price.
      The Associated Press-GfK poll finds that the messy debate has
cost support for Congress, with public approval dropping to a new
low of 12 percent. And people are warming to the idea of raising
taxes, which most Republicans have refused to consider, just as
both parties prepare for another struggle with deficit reduction.
      The poll also found that only 29 percent view Republican House
Speaker John Boehner favorably, the lowest of his speakership.
Unfavorable views of the tea party have jumped 10 percentage points
since November.
      The Aug. 18-22 poll was conducted by telephone with 1,000 adults