Even as they gave Republicans control of the U.S. House, nearly 60 percent of American voters said they expect the new majority will let them down, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll. That includes 37 percent of Republicans and 54 percent of independents, whose anger at Democrats is credited with putting the GOP in charge.

Meanwhile, pollster and analyst Nate Silver says Rasmussen consistently overstated support for the Republican candidates in campaign polling this year. The error averaged 3 to 4 percentage points, Silver says at FiveThirtyEight.com (third item).

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