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 22 of 59
In this poll:
Americans are reserved in their optimism about the state of the U.S. economy and the world in 2013.
This Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 13-16, 2012, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults, including landline and cell phone-only respondents. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points. Results for questions 28 to 31 are based on interviews from Dec. 14-16 among 602 adults, with a 4.5-point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.