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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in Denver on Oct. 26, 2011. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in Denver on Oct. 26, 2011. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Barack Obama confronts a paucity of hope Add to ...

If elected folks in Washington are thinking public opinion can’t get much worse, they might be right. Still, they won’t want to linger over the poll reported by the New York Times last week. The depth of frustration with politicians is hitting a new low. The implications for incumbents on either side of the aisle are serious.

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