Gallup: Public Still Prefers One-Party Control to Divided Government

I’m all for a divided government. They less the “accomplish”, the better. Via Gallup

One in three Americans favor having the same party control the presidency and Congress (the current situation in the U.S.), while a quarter prefer divided government and 37% say it makes no difference.

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Opinion has shifted since Gallup first asked the public in 2002 about its preference for power sharing in the federal government. Americans leaned toward having “a president who comes from the same political party that controls Congress” from 2002 to 2004, then preferred “a president from one political party and Congress controlled by another” until 2007. Views varied or were divided from 2008 to 2013. In recent years, Americans have moved back toward favoring single-party government.