November 12, 2014 3:42 pm -

Republicans are more likely than Democrats to want confrontation with the opposite party.


Pew Research: “A majority of Americans would like to see Barack Obama and Republican leaders work together over the coming year. But Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to favor a confrontational approach toward the political opposition, even if that results in less getting done.”

“Overall, 57% of the public says Republican leaders in Washington should try as best they can to work with Barack Obama to accomplish things, even if it means disappointing some groups of Republican supporters, while 40% say they should ‘stand up’ to Obama on issues that are important to Republican supporters, even if it means less gets done in Washington. And by about a two-to-one margin (62% to 30%) more say Obama should work with Republicans than say he should stand up to the GOP.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

15 responses to Poll: Republicans Want Confrontation, Not Compromise

  1. Khary A November 12th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    There was a poll made for this?!?! If i find out someone got paid for this I’m going punch all the things. Yeah in other news water is wet, Fire is hot.

  2. R.J. Carter November 12th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    So? You wanna make something of it?!?

  3. tiredoftea November 12th, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Bring back the Kardashian’s ass article.

    • Bob Cronos November 12th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      It’s too big…

  4. Wayout November 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    It all gets passed off as if the Republicans are strictly at fault, even though Obama is the one who says he will go it alone on the immigration issue.

    • tiredoftea November 12th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Having an especially low reading comprehension day, are we?

    • tracey marie November 12th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      We will do everything in our power to make the President fail and be a one term President….republicans

      It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the WH….teabaggers

      We should impeach the President, he is not eligible to be President, he is born in Kenya….teabagger/birthers and republicans

      what were you whining about?

      • R.J. Carter November 12th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        “what were you whining about?”

        Something unrelated.

        • tracey marie November 12th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

          shut up

    • ChrisVosburg November 12th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      And Obama is “going it alone” on the immigration issue, because???

      C’mon, Wayout, put on your Thinking Cap– no, silly, that’s your Dunce Cap– there you go, now have yourself a good think. You got this, man, I know you can do it!

    • granpa.usthai November 12th, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Mitch McConnell says to hell with the USA, he and his fellow Republicans are going for all they can get.


      sounds to me like it’s more the Republicans fault. You’d think they’d be barking about American Exceptionalism (even though they never have yet) – kinda as a pep talk by the new floor managers – but noooooooooooooooo;

      “we’re going to spend time on strengthening the GOP by the control of the Senate , House of Representatives and our trusted buddies in the Supreme Court”

    • buffsrtoo November 12th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

      He said “if” the Speaker doesn’t move on the legislation that has already passed the Senate he will take action. He has also said on many occasions if they don’t want him to act on policies then “pass a bill”. Can’t argue with that. It’s the Republicans grinding things to a halt.

  5. Budda November 12th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Republicans do not want to co-operate with Obama? Shocked, I tell you I am shocked!

  6. Abby Normal November 12th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Republicans idea of compromise is “do exactly what we say or we’ll hold our breath until we turn blue, shut down the government and default on the debt.”

    As for the Republicans being in a bind if SCOTUS knocks down the subsidies for Obamacare for states that don’t have their own exchanges – I don’t buy it for a minute. The GOP won’t feel they’re under any pressure – they’ll LOVE IT. They’ll declare that Obamacare is dead and they’ll be singin’ and dancin’ in the rain.

  7. voice_reason November 13th, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Democrats are now totally and morally bankrupt. They are stupid and dumb without a moral compass or strategy…voting on the pipeline to “save” Landrieu, are they stupid added as well?