Poll says Oregonians agree on one thing: elected leaders should find compromise

Jeff Mapes, Oregonian:

A new poll says Oregon voters want their elected officials to set aside their partisan differences to reach compromises. A 53-33 percent majority believes that a divided Legislature in Salem will make more progress on solving the state's problems.

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    Polls that ask if people want partisans to work together to solve problems without posing specific policy alternatives are just worthless. Everyone wants the other side to compromise or to solve problems as long as the answer is the one they want or can accept. As soon as the compromise response is a solution that is unpopular, the bi-partisan solution loses popularity in a heartbeat.

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