Pew survey: Some Republicans still don't want bipartisanship

Only 46 percent of GOPers say Congress should work with Obama

Published November 15, 2012 10:24PM (EST)

A new survey by Pew Research shows that many Republicans think their party leadership shouldn't work with the president at all.

According to Pew, when voters were asked whether "Republicans leaders in Congress should" either "work with Obama" or "stand up to Obama," only 46 percent of Republicans said they should work with him, and 50 percent said they should stand up to him.

On the flip side, 54 percent of Democrats said Obama should work with Republican leadership, and 42 percent said he should stand up to them.



By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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