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What do Americans, Republicans, and Democrats think about the art of compromise? Is the attitude mostly favorable?

49% of Americans say they admire politicians who stick to their positions without compromising, while 42% admire those who make compromises with the opposition. Republicans are more likely to admire those who stick to their positions (62%) over those who compromise (33%), while Democrats say they prefer politicians who compromise (54%) to those who don’t compromise (39%).

Pew Research Center/National Journal

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