January 14, 2021: Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters want President-elect Biden to build a larger governing majority with policies that can win over some Republicans and other Trump supporters. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that just 17% want him to ignore the concerns of his political opponents and try to implement as many Democratic policies as possible.
Other than very liberal voters, a majority of every measured demographic group wants the incoming president to build a larger governing majority by finding some common ground. Very liberal voters are evenly divided — 47% prefer the consensus-building approach, while 45% want him to ignore the concerns of others and implement Democratic policies.
Among those who say faith or religion is a very important part of their life, 68% favor the consensus-building approach. Just 14% take the opposite view. As for those who say faith or religion is not at all important, 52% want Biden to build a larger governing majority. Thirty percent (30%) want him to focus on Democratic policies.
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- ScottRasmussen.com, “61% want President-elect Biden to build larger governing majority by finding common ground,” January 13, 2021
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