74% of Americans said President Obama is trying to bridge the partisan divide by compromising with Republicans. Only 31% said Republicans are doing the same. 63% said Republicans in Congress opposed the stimulus bill β€œfor political reasons,” not real issues of policy.
CBS News/The New York Times

President Obama now tops the roster of people, living or dead, that Americans named as their β€œpersonal hero.” Rounding out the top five were Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King Jr., Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush. Respondents were not given a list of names to choose from.
Harris Poll