Q: Thinking about the next 12 months, would you say you feel (optimistic) or (pessimistic) about the chances that Obama and the Republicans in Congress will work together on important issues?
Question 20 of 45
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This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone May 16-19, 2013, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults, including landline and cell phone-only respondents. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York. Produced for the Washington Post by Capital Insight.