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Republicans OK with gridlock, don't like compromising

By 2-1 majorities, Democrats and independents consider government gridlock to be bad, but Republican registered voters are evenly divided on whether gridlock is good or bad, according to an ABC News/Yahoo News poll. Also, 66 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters want GOP leaders to "stand up" to President Obama, according to a Pew Research Center survey. But overall, 55 percent of Americans surveyed said that Republican leaders in Congress should work with Obama, and 62 percent want Obama to work with GOP leaders.