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POLL: Nearly half prefer those elected in 2010 to compromise and find consensus

Do you want the candidates that were elected to office this year to make compromises to gain consensus on legislation, or stick to their campaign positions even if that means NO consensus on legislation?**

Make compromises 47% Stick to their campaign positions 43% Not sure 6% Depends 3% Neither 1%
Source: NBC News/Wall Street Journal
Date conducted: 11/11/2010 - 11/15/2010
Sample: 1,000 adults
Margin of error: +/- 3.1% pts

According to This Poll

Forty-seven percent of Americans want those elected during the 2010 midterm elections to compromise to gain consensus on legislation, according to a NBC News/Wall St. Journal poll. Forty-three percent say they should stick to their campaign positions.

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