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Worst Congress Ever? That's What New Poll Finds

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It's been called the "do-nothing" Congress and many other labels. But how about "worst ever" for a new label for the 113th Congress?

That's how many in a new CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday see it.

Two-thirds of those questioned said the current Congress is the worst in their lifetime, with 28% disagreeing.

"That sentiment exists among all demographic and political subgroups. Men, women, rich, poor, young, old -- all think this year's Congress has been the worst they can remember," said Keating Holland, CNN polling director.

A look at the numbers shows that in 2013, Congress spent more time at the office but got less done than at any time in recent history.

How much got done? There are many measures of congressional activity, but one has sparked the "do-nothing" label: bills passed. This year Congress passed 64 bills, which is the lowest amount in modern history. Last year, Congress, passed 148.

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