Public Sees Political Gridlock Hampering Economy

Americans see little prospect that President Barack Obama and Congress can get much done beyond keeping the government open for the next few months. A Bloomberg National Poll finds 78 percent of respondents say the political gridlock in Washington will hurt the nation’s economy in 2014.

Large majorities say they want the government to ensure the new health-care law functions well, that policy makers agree to revise the tax code, and that an accord is reached to provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for undocumented immigrants. CONT.

Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Bloomberg