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Poll: Trust in government at an all-time low

(CNN) - Trust in the U.S. government is at an all-time low, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released on Wednesday.

Only 15 percent of Americans surveyed trust the federal government to do what is right just about always or most of the time. The last all-time low was in 1994 at 17 percent.

You should note that the poll was taken during a rough time on Capitol Hill. It was conducted this past Friday through Sunday during the congressional standoff between Democrats and Republicans over disaster relief funding, which threatened to shut down the government.

More than a thousand people were questioned by phone.

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