A new Pew Research Center poll shows that members of neither party support their side coming to a compromise when it comes to a budget deal.
The poll, conducted Oct. 3-6 among 1,000 adults, found that only 18 percent of Democrats think that Obama should agree to a deal that includes any changes to ObamaCare.
Republicans have also dug in on the issue. Only 14 percent of Republican respondents believe that their party leaders should agree to a deal that does not change the health care law.
Among all respondents it is nearly split, with 44 percent that believe Republican leaders should give ground on their demands, while 42 percent say that it is Obama should be the one to make concessions.
The poll also found that there is broad public support to compromise on the government shutdown when concessions to the opposing party go unmentioned. Sixty-one percent of those questioned said that lawmakers should be willing to make compromises to end the shutdown even if it results in a deal they disagree with.
Many Americans are skeptical that major problems would result if Congress were not to raise the debt ceiling.
Though 47 percent said that it is “absolutely essential” to raise the debt ceiling, a close 39 percent believe that the country “can go past the deadline for raising the debt limit without major economic problems.”