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Most Voters Aren’t Happy With Level of Cooperation Between Obama, GOP

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Even as support for the tax cut deal worked out by President Obama and senior congressional Republicans is falling, many Americans feel the two sides aren’t working hard enough to get along.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely U.S. Voters think congressional Republicans are not being cooperative enough with the president. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say the GOP’s level of cooperation is about right, while just 18% think the opposition party is being too cooperative. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

As for the president, 35% of voters score him for not being cooperative enough with Republicans, but that’s down five points from last week. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say Obama’s level of cooperation is about right, and 21% feel the president is being too cooperative.

Most voters still approve of the tax cutting deal between the president and congressional Republicans, but support has fallen in some surprising places.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on December 13-14, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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