A plurality of Americans say Republicans in Congress are most to blame for the problems in Washington.
The Bloomberg BusinessWeek poll says that 45% of Americans blame the GOP for Washington gridlock, while 39% say it's the fault of President Obama and Congressional Democrats.
More than a third say they wish Obama and Congressional Republicans would compromise. 28% say they are frustrated by political bickering and more than a quarter of respondents say they are "angry and want to throw them all out" of Washington.
Among those who say they are "frustrated" with Washington, 71% say it comes from the debt limit fight.
Even with the anger and frustration expressed by the majority of respondents, 54 percent described themselves as “hopeful” that Washington would get something done in the next year that would help them or their family economically. Forty- three percent said they “have given up hope” that Washington could positively impact them.
Republicans were most likely to have given up hope -- with 56 percent saying they had, compared with 41 percent who were still hopeful. Independents were split between 49 percent who said they were hopeful and 48 percent who said they had abandoned hope. Seventy-three percent of Democrats said they still had hope.