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Given a choice, Americans are significantly more likely to want political leaders in Washington to compromise rather than stick to principles.
Competing factors for the midterms are presidential approval, which would imply GOP losses, and economic sentiment, which would suggest GOP gains.
The late U.S. Sen. John McCain was one of the most popular American politicians in the past 20 years.
Congress has never made lynching a federal crime, but Americans have long supported the passage of such a bill.
Americans were split on how the House Un-American Activities Committee handled its hearings, but leaned toward punishing those who didn't cooperate.