Today's Chart That Suggests Just How Doomed We Are

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Nov. 14 2011 9:16 AM

Today's Chart That Suggests Just How Doomed We Are

Politico's GWU Battleground poll asks voters if they think the supercommittee can pull this crazy thing off. Remember, the deadline is in nine days, so a plan needs to come out before then and get scored. Given the timeline, do Americans think it'll work?

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Look on the bright side! The percentage of people who think Congress can actually do this is 10 points higher than the percentage who approve of Congress.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.