Compromise is dying art, survey says

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.

  • JackU

    So what you’re telling us is that those who want us to stick to a “literal” interpretation of the Constitution (aka “The Great Compromise”) probably wouldn’t have supported the process that created it.