According to a brand new poll that came out on Tuesday, the vast majority of American voters don’t want to cast their vote for a candidate deeply entrenched in party ideology, but someone who is willing to make compromises.
The Hill put out a report on Tuesday featuring the results of a poll conducted by Morning Consult that was commissioned by the Bipartisan Policy Center, which revealed that 62 percent of voters would likely vote for a candidate that is willing to compromise, rather than one that is steeped in their own political ideology.
“According to the report, just 24% of those surveyed said they wanted their candidate to ‘stand firm’ on their political party’s agenda,” Newsmax reported. “The poll surveyed 2,005 registered voters online from February 18-20 and has a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points, The Hill article said.”
“Democrats and independents in the survey said they were most likely to support candidates who would compromise, reporting at 66% and 63% respectively, while 57% of Republicans said they wanted candidates that would stand their ground along ideological lines,” Newsmax stated in its report on the findings of the poll.
The poll shows that voters are deeply frustrated with the super severe partisan divide in the United States and with the failure of President Joe Biden to keep his campaign promise to “unify” the country.
“We can join forces, stop the shouting and lower the temperature,” NPR said Biden stated during his Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. “For without unity there is no peace, only bitterness and fury. No progress, only exhausting outrage. No nation, only a state of chaos. This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward.”
“Yet most of the major legislation debated during his first year in office including his $2 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ budget reconciliation bill, have been passed strictly along party lines. The exception was the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in 2021,” Newsmax reported.
According to the story published by The Hill, 64 percent of voters now believe that less than half of the legislation that was passed by Congress is bipartisan, while 36 percent think less than a quarter is bipartisan.
Most of the individuals who were surveyed, 52 percent, said they believe the political divide in the U.S. has become much worse over the course of the last two years, with only 17 percent thinking it has decreased.