Poll: Nearly half of Americans say cuts prompted by sequestration will hurt economy

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WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:

Sequestration pains: Nearly half of Americans say the federal spending cuts prompted by sequestration will hurt the economy, according to a new New York Times/CBS News poll. The result differs from an April Washington Post-ABC News survey, in which 63 percent said the budget cuts were hurting the economy. Poll questions about economic impact are somewhat abstract, which sometimes explains the variation in findings.

Late push for Sanford: National Republicans have abandoned Mark Sanford, but he's getting some late support from the South Carolina delegation. Sen. Tim Scott (R) endorsed him and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) vouched for him. Meanwhile, Sanford is making a personal appeal in his latest TV ad.

King 'embarrassed': Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said he is "embarrassed" that he does not have an answer yet to the question of whether he will run for the Senate.

Peters makes it official: Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) officially announced his Senate campaign, pitching himself as a champion of the middle class.

Low marks for Obama on guns: Only about four in ten voters approve of the way President Obama is handling gun policy, according to a new Quinnipiac poll, even as the policies he supports are broadly popular.

First Christie ad stresses bipartisanship: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's first ad is intended to portray him as a bipartisan leader, and features footage of his well-received response to Hurricane Sandy.

Obama to raise money for Senate Democrats: Obama will raise money for Senate Democrats on June 6 in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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