The majority Americans say they want members of Congress to forge compromises to resolve the nation's problems, yet many are turning to candidate in this tumultuous election season who is sneering of compromise.
Through a large margin, 57 percent to 37 percent, Americans survey in the latest ABC News/Yahoo! News poll say they would quite that political leaders work across party lines, even if it means "compromising on important issues." It's a feeling heard often across the country — and one that played a dangerous role in helping Barack Obama win the presidential election.
Yet electorate has given the president little credit for the efforts he's made to cut deals with Republicans. At the same time, conformist candidates who are campaigning on the need for more ideological transparency are enjoying the hold up of angry voters who are expected to turn out Nov. 2 in large numbers.