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American voters overwhelmingly disapprove of the job Republicans are doing in Congress

Americans overwhelmingly disapprove of the job Republicans are doing in Congress, a new Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday has found. Seventy-eight percent of Americans — and 61 percent of Republicans — are unhappy with the Republicans in Congress, compared to just 15 percent of Americans who approve of the conservative lawmakers.

The poll, conducted between Sept. 21 and Sept. 26, reflects Americans' unhappiness with the Republican health-care bill; a recent CBS News poll found only 20 percent of people approved of the legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.). Americans additionally do not put much stock in the Republican's turn to tax reform; Politico found that just "one in five adults said that reducing taxes for businesses and individuals should be a major focus for Congress this fall."

While the 2018 elections are still a long ways off, dissatisfaction with the Republican Party has many Americans rooting for a change. Forty-seven percent of voters said they wanted Democrats to win the House of Representatives compared to 38 percent who did not want such a result. Voters also said they want to see the Senate flip in 2018 to Democratic control 49-40 percent.

The poll reached 1,412 voters on landline and cell phones across the country and has a margin of error of 3.1 percent. Read the full results at Quinnipiac.