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The Daily 202: Trump's attacks on Senate Republicans are paying political dividends

•, By James Hohmann

-- A CBS News Nation Tracker survey published Sunday showed that majorities want more cooperation between Congress and Trump, especially the president's strongest backers and most Republicans. The most fascinating nugget from the poll: 39 percent of Republicans feel that their party's congressional representatives "don't like" the president and are actively trying to undermine him, while another 37 percent think congressional Republicans don't like Trump "but pretend to" to try passing their own agenda.

-- Several polls have shown that Americans lay more blame on Congress than the president for inaction in Washington. Quinnipiac University asked in an August survey who is most to blame for the gridlock on health care: 46 percent said congressional Republicans, 29 percent said congressional Democrats and only 15 percent said Trump. Among self-identified Republicans, just 4 percent said Trump deserves blame for the failure to repeal Obamacare, while 27 percent blamed the congressional GOP and 57 pointed the finger at Democrats.

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