Most polls show in a variety of ways that Americans are more pessimistic this time than during the shutdown in the '90s.

How do Americans feel about this shutdown compared to the last one?

There are some differences between this shutdown and the one that lasted for 21 days back in '95-'96, but the basic outline is the same: A showdown between a Democratic president and Republicans in Congress.Here's a look at how Congress and the president are faring in the realm of public opinion compared to political leaders during the last shutdown.Americans think this shutdown is worse than the last.Last time: About 56 percent of Americans considered the '95-'96 shutdown a big problem, ...

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