December 3, 2010

Expect Better Relations Between Republicans and Democrats

22%

Only about one-in-five Americans expect relations between Republicans and Democrats to improve in the coming year.

There is little optimism that, in the wake of the election, relations between the two parties will improve. Just 22% of Americans who voted in November expect relations between Republicans and Democrats to get better in the coming year, 28% say they will get worse, while 48% say they will stay about the same as they are now. Two years ago, after the 2008 presidential election, 37% of voters expected partisan relations to improve and just 18% thought they would get worse. Read More