(NEWSER) – Americans are riddled with anxiety about financial prospects for their children—and the majority of them are pointing the finger at DC pols for their worries. AWall Street Journal-NBC News poll of 1,000 adults found that a record 76% of them don't think today's kids will be better off than they are, reports the Journal.

Of those harboring such concerns, 70% think it's Washington bigwigs, not simple economic factors, that are responsible for our money woes. "The American public is telling its elected representatives that the economic distress a significant proportion of them are feeling is directly their fault," one of the poll's administrators tells the Journal.

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