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Divided We Stand?


Washington Outlook: CAPITAL WRAPUP

DIVIDED WE STAND?

-- Republicans are growing confident that they'll keep control of Congress this fall. Their rosy outlook is based on signs of growing support among independents. Example: A June 24-28 survey by the GOP polling firm Market Strategies shows swing voters favoring Republicans 40% to 30%. This bloc gives high marks to President Clinton and a low grade to GOP congressional leaders. So why keep Hill Republicans in power? Independents want to continue divided government.EDITED BY OWEN ULLMANN


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