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Sanders Filibuster Begins…

December 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Evan McMorris-Santoro – In Election Week, Majority Agrees It’s Time To Scrap The Filibuster

November 5, 2010 Leave a comment

From TPM:

In Election Week, Majority Agrees It’s Time To Scrap The Filibuster

Evan McMorris-Santoro | November 5, 2010, 8:29AM

Even though they just got done creating a government in Washington where gridlock is expected to be the norm instead of the exception, voters surveyed this week are overwhelmingly opposed to the filibuster, the procedure most often used bring the Senate to grinding halt.

Exclusive results of of a new poll conducted for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee by venerable Democratic pollster PPP show 64% of voters contacted Tuesday and Wednesday said it was time to get rid of the legislative blocking maneuver used so often by Republicans since 2009. Just 23% said they’d like to preserve the practice, which President Obama has often decried and some Democrats have moved to abandon with little success.

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