NU Online News Service, Jan. 7, 2005, 4:15 p.m. EST
Polls may encourage lawmakers to try to mend fences in Washington this year.[@@]
Some very conservative talk show hosts have been questioning whether liberal Democrats have a right to express their opinions about topics such as the war in Iraq, and some Democrats have questioned the validity of the election results that returned President Bush to the White House.
But most U.S. voters want to see elected officials find ways to compromise to work for the good of the nation, according to Zogby International, Utica, N.Y.