Why is there gridlock in Washington and in state capitols? Because that’s the way voters want it, according to a survey.
Forty-nine percent of those surveyed by the Pew researchers — that’s a plurality — say they most admire politicians who “stick to their guns” and don’t compromise. Forty-two percent say they admire those who are willing to compromise.
Democrats are more likely than Republicans to favor compromise, the poll says. Tea party supporters (71%) are most likely to favor the no-compromise politician.