Most Americans believe things are going to become even more partisan in the nation's capital in the year ahead, according to the latest national opinion survey by Rasmussen Reports.
"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of Likely Voters say politics in Washington, DC will become more partisan over the next year. That’s the highest level measured since early September of last year," Rasmussen said.
"Twenty-one percent (21%) disagree and believe politics will be more cooperative in that time, while just as many (21%) are not sure," Rasmussen said.
"The number of voters who believe politics will be more partisan in a year’s time is up eight points from the previous survey and has ranged from a low of 50% to a high of 70% since late March 2009," the pollster said.
President Obama's oft-repeated claims that he wants to "work with" Republicans to reach bipartisan solutions to the nation's problems doesn't appear to be persuading many voters, as only 35% of those surveyed by Rasmussen think he is seeking to govern on such a basis.
Obama has been unable to get above that mark since late March 2009, according to Rasmussen. Half of those surveyed say Obama governs like a partisan Democrat, while 15% are undecided on the issue.
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