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So as the showdown over the shut down unfolds in Washington there are more signs Americans are growing frustrated with everyone involved.
According to a new Wall Street Journal NBC news poll 78%.
Think the nation is on the wrong track.
And on the issue of blame.
Blame President Obama for the shut down 53%.
Blame congressional leaders.
Blame both equally and 3% say they're just not sure.
Let's talk about it -- Monica Crowley Fox News contributor and author of what the bleep it just happened.
Monica you heard the numbers there the president is getting some of the blame 31% -- sell.
But congress has taken a real heat here is that why he is standing firm.
Well you know there's another poll out today as well John an AP poll that shows 60% of the American people would like to throw everybody out including the president.
And in fact the negatives are extremely high for Obama for the Democrats as well as for the Republicans so there really aren't any winners here.
Polls -- all over the place but the one thing that they all really to have in common.
Is a widespread disgust on their part of the American people.
Toward everybody toward both parties and to the president.
So I think that's why you see increasing pressure on congressional Republicans as well -- on the White House and the Democrats to try to get together.
And it at least still with continuing resolution may be a short term deal on the debt limit something so that they can go back to the American people and say.
Look we got at least this -- at least for now.
We've got that -- you were just talking about -- when asked would you -- to replace every single member of congress including your own.
Of Americans said yes and that's unusual because.
Generally people don't have favorable feelings toward congress as a whole but they tend.
To -- their own personal representative whoever covers their district in this case they're saying.
You know 60% of them are saying throw the bums out.
Yet seems to be an anti incumbents.
Mood out there and remember the next national election is about thirteen months away next November but -- on you mentioned the right track wrong track poll and to me you know when the CEO of numbers.
That's actually the most important one -- most significant and here's why when you have about 80% of the American people thinking that the country is going in the wrong direction.
You have to pay close attention to fat and well I think that there are a number of contributing factors into this.
There for big primary -- first is that the economy is still relatively weak that job pictures please.
Economic confidence is plummeting sharply.
Also secondly Obama cares wreaking Havoc on individuals and a broader economy already.
Third is his perceived lack of leadership and that's what we've been talking -- with congress and the president.
There's a sense that the establishment on both sides of the -- has really failed us.
And I think maybe the biggest part of all of this which is feeding into all of these numbers John.
Is this general disorientation.
About and on about America about the country and this sense that.
That the country that we're seeing now and with the lack of leadership and with all of the chaos that this isn't the country we grew up and that is not the country of individual liberty and economic freedom you have all of this in fighting and nothing is getting done to sort of solves that.
I think a lot of people don't really know what to make -- their country right now.
That's why you're seeing -- that was big disillusionment numbers -- but.
Very quickly if they can come together if the administration in the house and the senate can come together and come up with a deal is that right track wrong track -- gonna change significantly.
I don't think so I think maybe part of it will improve a little bit just because of that the leadership aspect that plays into that wrong track number.
People might say -- they finally got together worked out their differences and and got the country at least moving in some direction.
But I think you're you're dealing with much bigger forces here in terms of the economy in terms of leadership and it turns of this.
That general sense that the country is that where it's supposed to be and that doesn't get solved with just one or two deals a lot of people feel that way Monica Crowley good to have -- you two guys on you that.
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