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POLL: More than three-fourths say Congress headed for period of division

Looking ahead, do you feel that in 2011 the country will find the Democrats and Republicans in Congress in a period of unity by working together and reaching consensus, or will it be a period of division where the parties hold fast to their positions and show little willingness to compromise? 11/10* 12/08

Period of division/little willingness to compromise 76% Period of unity/working together 19% Not sure 3% Depends 2%
Source: NBC News/Wall Street Journal
Date conducted: 11/11/2010 - 11/15/2010
Sample: 1,000 adults (Asked of one-half the responden
Margin of error: +/- 3.1% pts

According to This Poll

Asked if Congress was headed for a period of unity or division, 76 percent of Americans said the latter, according to a NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

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