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www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2013/07/23/everyone-wants-congress-to-compromise-so-why-dont-they

Jul 23, 2013 ... Seven in 10 Americans want their lawmakers to compromise. Politicians still aren' t listening.

www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2013/06/13/people-want-congress-to-compromise-except-that-they-really-dont

Jun 13, 2013 ... Everyone likes the idea of compromise -- both in politics and in life more generally. ... incentive to compromise then but there is actually a disincentive to do so. ... And while people may say they want it, politicians know better.

president.upenn.edu/meet-president/mindsets-political-compromise

Why is compromise on major issues so hard in democratic politics when no one ... Congressional Democrats did not think he was serious about reform. .... want to make a positive difference by legislating change, why don't they anticipate the ... to a compromising mindset by vowing to be everyone's president--or governor, ...

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/07/how-american-politics-went-insane/485570

Congress and the White House seem incapable of working together on .... and prevented everyone in the system from pursuing naked self-interest all the time. ... Every day, for every bill or compromise, they would have to start from scratch, ..... but that they don't care what other politicians think about their behavior and they ...

www.npr.org/2017/05/03/526721906/for-the-deal-making-trump-compromise-seems-to-be-a-dirty-word

May 3, 2017 ... For The Deal-Making Trump, Compromise Seems To Be A Dirty Word ... So when the media narrative started to become that he didn't get what he ... he said then, "I think we want to keep the government open, don't you agree?" ... very likely be blamed, given they control Congress and the White House.

www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/06/12/polarized-politics-in-congress-began-in-the-1970s-and-has-been-getting-worse-ever-since

Jun 12, 2014 ... You don't have to look hard to see evidence of political polarization — just ... Today, they say, “Congress is now more polarized than at any time since the end of Reconstruction. ... So we used just the ideological dimension in our analysis. ... of compromise should be that their side gets more of what it wants.

harvardmagazine.com/2012/07/the-case-for-compromise

They want their leaders to govern, but seem to regard the process of effecting ... Why is compromise so hard in a democracy when it is undoubtedly necessary? ... In the deeply divided politics of 2011, rejecting congressional compromise on raising .... Although nearly everyone agreed that tax reform was long overdue and ...

www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/spending-compromise-set-congress-bigger-fight-later

May 1, 2017 ... Congress was able to agree on a compromise deal to avert a government ... So, yes, this is a success, but it also is not the hardest thing that they need to do. ... But we're going to really fight for what we want next time around. ... Your choice is , we don't get anything done, and then the base is furious at you, ...

www.people-press.org/2014/06/12/section-4-political-compromise-and-divisive-policy-debates

Jun 12, 2014 ... However, while they may be less amenable to political compromise, people on ... congressional Republicans should get 66% of what they want, while .... Only 6% of Americans go so far as to say the government “should not ...

www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a23553/congress-living-hell-1114

Oct 15, 2014 ... Where Congress went wrong, a candid conversation. ... And they started talking, often at length and in surprisingly thoughtful ... I want to take action on this issue, but the base of my district is so far to the ... It incentivizes hyperpartisanship and punishes compromise. ..... We weren't holding everybody up.".