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Updated: 03/16/2014 08:00:02AM

A rare night of bipartisan humor in D.C.

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How unpopular is Washington in the rest of the country? While it’s true that Congress as an institution has never been highly prized by most Americans, many of us continued to hold a soft spot for our own member of Congress who, we were sure, was different from and better than his or her ethically challenged congressional colleagues who would steal a hot stove and then go back for the smoke.

Well, it turns out, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, that a majority of us would just as soon fire everybody in Congress. Here’s the question: “If there were a place on your ballot that allowed you to vote to defeat and replace every single member of Congress, including your own representative, would you do it?” By a solid 54-42 percent margin, American voters answered “yes” to giving the boot to everyone now in office on Capitol Hill.

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