Despite the sometimes large partisan differences when it comes to important issues, both GOP and Democratic voters want compromise. Overall, 74% of Americans in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll (Week of 2/4/2012) want President Obama to compromise with Republicans, and 80% want Republicans to compromise with him.
Support for compromise is greatest from those on the other side, but a majority of GOP voters would like to see Republicans compromise with the President in order to get something done; and a majority of Democratic voters would like President Obama to compromise.
One place where compromise hasn’t happened much recently is Congress — and it continues to suffer in public assessment. Once again, the approval rating for Congress is back at 7%, its all-time low.
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