Abramoff Scandal
Most Americans believe Washington is corrupt

Most Americans -- 58 percent -- believe the Jack Abramoff scandal is a sign of "widespread corruption in Washington," according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Only 44 percent believe corruption was limited to a few individuals in Washington. A sizable amount -- 44 percent -- think members of Congress are more dishonest than the average American.

Nine out of 10 people supported tough lobbying reforms. A majority said lobbyists shouldn't be allowed to donate to politicians or political committees.

Members of Congress are promising to reform lobbying and ethical rules in the wake of the Abramoff scandal.

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In Abramoff Case, Most See Evidence of Wider Problem (The Washington Post 1/10)

Lobbying Reform Bills:
S.2128 | S.1312

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