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Show Of Hands August 9th, 2016 7:55pm

Would you rather United States politics were more bipartisan or that the party of your choice controlled the House, the Senate, and the White House?

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PointB Libertarian Centrist
08/19/16 1:38 pm

It would be a great checks and balance system if we had two parties willing to work together, but a Libertarian utopia sounds good too.

andrewmac Paris
08/18/16 7:39 pm

if it was more than 2 parties - partisanship. with what we have we get nothing done because of how split we are so the second option

FlaviusAetitus PA, Bernie2020
08/14/16 8:46 am


GaryBeary Maryland
08/12/16 9:28 pm

Primary control by the Green Party would be better than anything we have now.

Shiggybythebay Proud Bay Area Native
08/12/16 8:12 am

I hate how partisan our government has become. We, the citizens should be first priority. Not a party.

08/12/16 5:48 am

To the 39% who oppose bipartisan results, you are without question the primary reason the country has moved off track. Hang your head in shame for what could eventually be the demise of a Great Nation.

08/11/16 9:09 pm

One party state is terrible

LaReine Communist Lesbian
08/11/16 6:42 pm

How about multiple parties?

Mallindine VC Representative
08/11/16 1:55 pm

I would like to see a tripartisan congress

08/11/16 6:27 am

The bipartisan may be better than one party.

I wouldnt want either of our parties to have complete control.

hannahanderson Sammamish, WA
08/10/16 3:48 pm

The ONE beef I have against Bernie is that he, like almost every other politician, blames the order party by constantly saying things like, "the Republicans want this," and "the Republicans did that." Even and when we're functionally partisan, we don't need such a staunchly partisan attitude.

hannahanderson Sammamish, WA
08/10/16 3:49 pm

*other, not order. Sorry.

BarryB Was it something I said
08/10/16 1:06 pm

The problem with bipartisan is that you have showboats like Ted Cruz who will gladly shut the government down solely for political purposes.

NYevo NY
08/10/16 12:45 pm

I wouldn't want any party in complete control. That said, gridlock really stinks too. So as always, IHNFI

ladyniner81 I hate people
08/10/16 11:49 am

Nobody. Both parties showed how bad they are when it came to running a country. Republicans took the cake though

Agonist Iowa
08/10/16 10:46 am

Seeing the damage Republicans have done to our country for the past 15 years, I will never again trust them with the reins of power.

svenalexander Land of the Ents
08/10/16 7:56 am

President George W Bush said it best: "A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, so long as I'm the dictator, hehehe"

svenalexander Land of the Ents
08/10/16 7:53 am

Multipartisanship sounds better. More accurate representation

phalnx Ohio
08/10/16 6:40 am

Democrats need to gain a supermajority in the Senate and a lead in the House. Maybe Donald Trump will make that happen...him, and Johnson/Weld splitting the Republican voters. I'm a-hopin'.

phalnx Ohio
08/10/16 6:41 am

Obama made the mistake of trying to compromise with the Republicans when he had all that his first two years. I don't think Hillary will make that mistake.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
08/10/16 6:24 am

I'd love to see the Constitution party handed a commanding lead in the government..,

08/10/16 3:29 am

No parties or multiple party's/political beliefs. Enough with this binary political system of debt and war.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
08/09/16 7:08 pm

It'd be a mess either way...

08/09/16 6:50 pm

During the Bush years liberals were screaming for bipartisanship. Now, not so much.

08/09/16 5:50 pm

It needs to be one party right now. No one is independently strong enough to just work with the other party. We can get nothing done right now anywhere near efficiently.

08/09/16 5:50 pm

One party. Then maybe things would get done. China's got it figured out.

Volt Florida
08/09/16 5:12 pm

I would rather it be non-partisan rather than bi-partisan. There are pros and cons of each party and I would be afraid that the bipartisanship would take the worst of each party like it typically does already.

08/09/16 5:05 pm

I voted republican party controls everything. If we could just get the murdering of innocent babies stopped then I don't are who is in control.

08/09/16 5:00 pm

"But, why is that eagle able to fly, high, forward? Because it has two wings: a left wing and a right wing. Enough said."

-Ben Carson

Ag2013 Texas
08/09/16 4:52 pm

Bipartisan. But I wish the parties stood for some different things. They both have some major flaws.

Fact FL
08/09/16 4:27 pm

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08/09/16 4:24 pm

How about a pot party

AmericanWolf For the Benefit of All
08/09/16 3:47 pm

Bipartisan. I don't agree with my own party on every issue and I prefer the balance of a two-party system.

IrishAlzheimers oakland, ca
08/09/16 4:09 pm

Well one party denies climate change and provokes nuclear war. So I would eliminate that party for the sake of humanity. The other party rains authority and tyranny on pretty much any nation that doesn't agree with it. So that party could go fuck itself

captaingop99 liberalism is dead
08/09/16 4:31 pm

Irishalzheimers has Alzheimer's. And I think it could be a robot account too. Never listen to anything this douche posts ^^

IrishAlzheimers oakland, ca
08/10/16 6:55 am

Yeah I'm a Russian kgb robot infiltrating SOH users and feeding them pro communism propaganda. You caught me

TheCameron UCF
08/09/16 3:45 pm

These certainly aren't mutually exclusive.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
08/09/16 3:42 pm

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EarlyBird Portland
08/09/16 3:39 pm

Not being able to like comments is killing me! 😩

polster2 US
08/09/16 3:51 pm

Yeah, what's the deal with the glitch? It's been going on ALL DAY.

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
08/09/16 3:59 pm

I think I can like comments, but it says 0 comments on every poll.

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
08/09/16 3:59 pm

Now after i comment that, I can't like comments😊

polster2 US
08/09/16 4:03 pm

I'm not even getting any notifications.

polster2 US
08/09/16 4:17 pm

I have an iPhone too. They're all in the notification list in the app, but my phone isn't getting them.

Manodrizzle Here
08/09/16 3:28 pm

Well I'd rather have no parties.

jvl New Orleans
08/09/16 2:40 pm

And this is the problem. One side wants to govern the other side wants to win.

08/09/16 2:30 pm

Our system of government was set up such that it's difficult for the federal government to get much legislation passed..that's a very good thing.

08/09/16 2:30 pm

And this poll perfectly illustrates the problem with the Republican Party. They are unwilling to compromise or govern with any other party. They feel they should either get what they want or nothing happens at all. That is not how the system is supposed to work.

This is also why the Republican Party ended up with Trump as its presidential nominee and why it may cease to exist if it continues down this path. Americans don't want politicians to go to DC to do nothing. The expectation is they the parties will work together, hear conflicting viewpoints, and make changes (both through new legislation and repealing existing legislation) that improves the lives of our citizens and the prosperity of our nation. However, Republicans believe they have all the answers - even though their policies continuously fail - and they are unwilling to listen to concepts that may be new to them.

PeopleAreDumb Nursing School
08/09/16 6:11 pm

Sorry to rain on your parade of righteousness, but the Democratic Party people only voted 7% higher... We independents are the people who actually have it figured out.

08/09/16 2:26 pm

HAHAHA, there IS one party, the big government party.

You idiots just think they're SO different because they bicker about gays and guns, get real. On the things that matter they are lock step.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
08/09/16 3:57 pm

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08/10/16 1:04 am

I'm all for civil liberties but the more pressing issues I feel begin with economic policies and the devaluation of the currency, over taxation, infringing on liberties, and most of all the alarming rate at which the federal government is ramping up the surveillance state and militarising the police.

Yes, these are issues that are much more pressing.

08/09/16 2:22 pm

I'm fine with republicans, just not trump republicans. I'll take bipartisanship if we exclude them.

112112321 pleb
08/09/16 2:19 pm

A four party plus independent system would be nice

rambo088 kansas
08/09/16 2:11 pm

Libertarian majority

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/09/16 2:09 pm

Our best hope is gridlock. Whenever one of these assholes gets too much power it means less freedom for us

08/09/16 2:18 pm


Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/09/16 2:07 pm

I'd much prefer it was completely non-partisan, not even more so.

CMD1973 Oxford iowa
08/09/16 1:53 pm

40 years ago there was some bipartisanship. Each party had members who agreed or were sympathetic to the positions of the other party on some issue. With each side, willing to give a little a lot was accomplished. Today the parties are hampered by the extreme wings of each and will not compromise.

DoctorWu at the great hill
08/09/16 2:03 pm

I can't imagine there ever being another Ronald Reagan/Tip O'Neil type of working relationship. Those guys were politically very different, but were able to compromise and get things done because they respected each other.

gonzoboy Northern AZ
08/09/16 1:51 pm

Even if there WERE only one Party controlling House, Senate, and White House, -Democrat or Republican-, the in-fighting between various wings within the Party's would be just as infuriating and equally insufferable. I mean, just this past Dem Convention, non-scalable walls had to be erected to keep 30,000-50,000 of Bernie's people at bay. And the godfather's of the Republican Party didn't even show up at their Convention! Yeah, you can rearrange all the instruments, but the song remains the same...