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Majority Agrees Obama Sincere About Bi-Partisanship

Zogby Interactive Poll: Majority Agrees Obama Sincere About Bi-Partisanship, Voters Split on Whether Congress Should Finish Pass Healthcare Bill

Over half of likely voters agree that President Barack Obama is sincere about working with both parties to find solutions to the nation's problems. They also rated Obama higher in that regard than George W. Bush, but not as well as Bill Clinton.

The interactive survey of 2,618 likely voters also found respondents split at 49%-49% on whether Congress should finish the process and pass a healthcare reform bill. The survey was conducted from Feb. 3-5, and has a margin of error of +/- 2.0%.

The question about Obama and bi-partisanship was asked on a four-point scale of agreement and disagreement. While the cumulative results for agreement and disagreement were not far apart, the survey found most voters agreeing or disagreeing strongly with the statement that Obama is being sincere. This was found with independent voters, as well as Democrats and Republicans.

Obama is sincere about working

with both parties All Voters Democrats Republicans Independents

Strongly agree 41% 73% 4% 36%

Somewhat agree 12% 14% 6% 16%

Somewhat disagree 7% 4% 10% 9%

Strongly disagree 39% 8% 79% 38%