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Poll Pessimistic America

FILE - This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows Rick Hohensee of Washington carrying a "Fire Congress" sign near the House steps on Capitol Hill in Washington. Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation's biggest problems, a new poll finds. Half say America's system of democracy needs either "a lot of changes" or a complete overhaul, according to the new poll, conducted by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 1 in 20 says it works well and needs no changes. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

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