Why it matters: The dramatic shift in Democrats’ support for compromise — from 69% last July to just 44% now — reflects the party’s growing progressive base. They want to stand up to Trump and stick to their liberal views, even if it’s against their moderate colleagues.
What’s new: For years, Democrats were more open to compromise than Republicans. That was the trend in six previous Pew surveys. This time, the two parties were about even.
The big picture: The Democratic Party is going through an identity crisis under Trump. Grassroots activists want to push the party to the left, while moderate Democrats want to work with Republicans to find solutions.