Democracy Corps reports (PDF via Ed Kilgore) that the public, unlike some pundits, understands what's happening in the country just fine and combines a dislike of gridlock with an appreciation that the cause of gridlock is that the Republican Party is obstructing popular elements of the Democratic majority's agenda: "Right now, Republicans own everything, including the gridlock, the direction of the country and Iraq. There is no other way to understand the rock solid stability of the Democrats’ current leads."

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