Monday, June 18, 2007

Newly empowered Democrats draw wrath of voters

Better get with the program, Dems!

Newly empowered Democrats draw wrath of voters | Politics | Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new Democratic-led Congress is drawing the ire of voters upset with its failure to quickly deliver on a promise to end the Iraq war.

This is reflected in polls that show Congress -- plagued by partisan bickering mostly about the war -- at one of its lowest approval ratings in a decade. Surveys find only about one in four Americans approves of it.

'I understand their disappointment,' said Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada. 'We raised the bar too high.'

In winning control of Congress from President George W. Bush's Republicans last November, Democrats told voters they would move swiftly to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq.

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