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Americans Want Democrats To Compromise

April 06, 2017

Americans Want Democrats To Compromise: A recent Gallup poll found slightly more Americans think Democratic leaders should compromise with the Trump Administration to achieve progress for the country.  Gallup’s scale is 1 to 5, which it explains: “‘1’ represents the belief that it is important for Democratic leaders to compromise to get things done and ‘5’ represents the belief that it is important for leaders to stick to their principles even if little gets done.”  Combined, 38% said it was more important for Democratic leaders to compromise with the Trump administration, while 36% said it was more important to stick to their beliefs, even if little was accomplished.

Among Republicans and lean Republicans, only 12% said it was important for Democratic leaders to stick to their principles, while 69% said they should compromise and get things done.  Unsurprisingly, 57% of Democrats and lean Democratic said their party’s leaders should stick to their beliefs while 15% said they should compromise. 

There is higher intensity in favor of Democratic leaders compromising in the name of progress.  It would be wise, then, for the minority party to find instances – such as providing enough voters to avoid a filibuster on Judge Neal Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination – where they can find common cause with the Trump Administration and Congressional Republicans instead of resisting at every opportunity, as Republicans did with President Obama’s two Supreme Court nominees.

 

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