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Voters favor compromise, but in what direction?
Voters favor compromise, but in what direction?

According to Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald Seib, a new Journal/NBC News poll found that half of the voters surveyed preferred a candidate who would compromise in order to reach consensus on a bill, compared to 42% that favored a candidate who wouldn't.  That's a huge change from four years ago, when 57% said they'd rather vote for an uncompromising, my-way-or-the-highway kind of politician, Seib reported. At the time, only about a third said they'd prefer someone willing to bend a bit in order to get something done. But that doesn't tell us much, if anything, about where voters are headed in November. All it tells us is that roughly half the country...

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