Well Obama's in good standing with the American people today. Especially - like, super especially - with Americans of a liberal persuasion.
that according to a new Gallup poll, "65 percent of Americans believe Obama will sincerely try to work across the aisle on national problems," while 57% believe the same of congressional Democrats. Just less than half, however, think that Republicans in the House are ready, willing, and able to act in like fashion.
Among Democrats, faith in the POTUS is nearly unanimous: 98% say Obama is willing to extend the proverbial olive branch to the GOP. Just 27% of said GOP, however, agrees.
"Obama pledged during the campaign to work with anyone who had good ideas to move the country forward," writes Politico
's Byron Tau, before highlighting just where the Prez draws the line on the so-called fiscal cliff. "But he has [also] pledged that taxes will go up on high income brackets no matter what."