Democrats Believe In Compromise. Republicans Don’t
A USA Today/Gallup poll taken after the election shows that Democrats are more willing to work things out via compromise, but Republicans want to stick to their guns.
- Republicans are more than twice as likely as Democrats to say it’s more important for political leaders to stick to their beliefs even if little gets done. Forty-one percent of Republicans put themselves at the hang-tough end of a five-point scale — at four or five — vs. 18% of Democrats.
- Democrats are almost twice as likely as Republicans to say it’s more important for political leaders to compromise in order to get things done. Fifty-nine percent of Democrats put themselves at the make-a-deal end of the scale — at one or two — compared with 31% of Republicans.
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