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After the shutdown: For some voters, rising disgust with Washington

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/10/2013

John Whitesides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Congress may have settled the U.S. fiscal impasse for now, but some voters say politicians will have an even tougher job restoring the public's shattered faith in government.
Low- and middle-income mothers in focus groups conducted as the showdown ended on Wednesday night used words like disgusted, angry, frustrated and embarrassed when discussing the stalemate that shut down the government and brought it to the verge of a historic default.
The political behavior seemed familiar to the young mothers, so-called Wal-Mart moms who do not pay much attention to politics but whose support can help swing a close election.
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"After the shutdown: For some voters, rising disgust with Washington ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2013. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/after-the-shutdown-for-some-voters-rising-disgust-with-washington-