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Preferred budget negotiation tactic for members of Congress, by party U.S. 2019

This statistic shows the preferred negotiation tactic for the federal budget for members of Congress in the United States in 2019, by political party. During the survey, 41 percent of Republican respondents said that lawmakers should fight for the priorities they believe in, even if it means risking a government shutdown. This is compared to 30 percent of Independents and 24 percent of Democrats who said the same.

If you had to choose, which approach would you prefer that members of Congress take when negotiating a federal budget agreement?

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Release date

January 2019


United States

Survey time period

January 6 to 8, 2019

Number of respondents

1,481 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Total sample size was 1,500 respondents.

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