Poll: Overwhelming Majority Think Democrats Should ‘Work With The President’

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Should Democrats work with Donald Trump? It’s a question that has vexed party leaders since the billionaire’s improbable victory in the 2016 Presidential election.

It’s not a question for voters, however, at least according to the results of a recent poll by the right leaning Rasmussen Reports. In an abstract published Tuesday, the agency found that 63% of voters think, “it’s better for the country if Democrats try to work with the president,” instead of stonewalling.

Broken down by party, Democrats were almost evenly split with 44% saying the party should obstruct Trump at every turn while 46% urged cooperation. Among Republicans and non-affiliated voters, however, significant majorities favored comity with the president.

The results will no doubt come as a surprise to Democrats urging resistance since voters rewarded years of Republican obstruction during the Obama era with solid majorities in both houses of Congress.

Now the shoe may be on the other foot — or maybe not.

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