As the White House and congressional Republicans haggle over extending the Bush tax cuts, voters express even less confidence than they did a month ago that President Obama can work with the new GOP majority in the House.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 38% of Likely U.S. Voters are even somewhat confident that the president can work with the new House Republican majority to do what’s best for the American people.
Fifty-nine percent (59%) don’t share that confidence.
Those figures include 18% who are Very Confident the political opponents can work together and 25% who are Not At All Confident. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Just after Election Day last month, 43% were confident the two could work together for what’s best for the country.
A separate survey finds that 56% of voters think politics in Washington, D.C. will be more partisan over the next year. That’s up from 49% right after Election Day.
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on December 1-2, 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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