Poll: Americans Have More Faith in Democrats to Pursue Bipartisan Solutions
Nearly two-in-three Americans say they believe President Obama will make a sincere effort to reach bipartisan solutions to the country’s woes, but only about half say the same thing about congressional Republicans, according to results of USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.
Sixty-five percent of Americans said they believe Obama will make a sincere effort to work with Republican leaders to find solutions to the nation’s problems. Fifty-seven percent said the same of Democrats in Congress. Only 48 percent said Republicans in Congress will make a sincere bipartisan effort.
Democrats appear more bullish than Republicans that the opposing party will compromise, with 38 percent of the Democrats who were polled saying Republicans will make a sincere bipartisan effort, and just 27 percent of Republicans saying the same thing about Democrats.