If Bipartisanship Marks 2018, Americans Would Be Happy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted for bipartisanship at Camp David over the weekend, announcing that “We hope that 2018 will be a year of more bipartisan cooperation,” while President Donald Trump added, “We hope that we’re going to be able to work out an arrangement with the Democrats.”

This burst of bipartisan sentiment certainly fits with the wishes of the American people, whose interest in their elected representatives compromising rather than sticking to ideological principles is at a new high. Even Republicans are more likely to say their representatives should compromise rather than stick to principles; Democrats lean strongly in that direction. CONT.

Frank Newport, Gallup