FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2011 file photo shows the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, led by co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington to hear testimony about the national debt from the Congressional budget director. Just about everybody agrees Washington is a mess. But who can fix it? After two years of strife and stalemate between Obama and congressional Republicans, more voters trust Romney than Obama to break through the gridlock, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Romney's message _ a vote for Obama is a vote for more impasse _ seems to be getting through. Supercommittee members from left are Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Hensarling, Murray, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2011 file photo shows the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, led by co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington to hear testimony about the national debt from the Congressional budget director. Just about everybody agrees Washington is a mess. But who can fix it? After two years of strife and stalemate between Obama and congressional Republicans, more voters trust Romney than Obama to break through the gridlock, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Romney's message _ a vote for Obama is a vote for more impasse _ seems to be getting through. Supercommittee members from left are Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Hensarling, Murray, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2011 file photo shows the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, led by co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington to hear testimony about the national debt from the Congressional budget director. Just about everybody agrees Washington is a mess. But who can fix it? After two years of strife and stalemate between Obama and congressional Republicans, more voters trust Romney than Obama to break through the gridlock, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows. Romney's message _ a vote for Obama is a vote for more impasse _ seems to be getting through. Supercommittee members from left are Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Hensarling, Murray, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
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