January 18, 2011

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE BELTWAY AND THE BASE OF THE GOP:

Obama Lauded on Response to Tucson; More See Chance of Political Conciliation (GARY LANGER, Jan. 17, 2011, ABC News)

Seventy-eight percent in a new ABC News-Washington Post poll approve of the way Obama has responded to the shootings, which he addressed in a speech in Tucson last week; that includes 71 percent of Republicans and conservatives alike. Far fewer, 30 percent overall, approve of the response by his political rival, Sarah Palin.

Moreover, there has been a shift -- small but significant -- in a sense that Obama and the Republicans in Congress may find a way to work together on important issues in the year ahead. Fifty-five percent are optimistic that this may happen, up from 48 percent in an ABC News-Yahoo News poll earlier this month, before the attack occurred.

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