Republican pollster says GOP, Dems do not want to unite

Republican pollster Conor Maguire said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "What America's Thinking" that Republicans and Democrats do not actually want to unite.

Maguire said that while Democrats are saying they want to "bring people" together with their new House majority, it is not actually what they will practice.

"As Democrats now move into their roles in the House, they're saying let's bring people [back together]. No one really wants that," Maguire, a senior client strategist at WPA Intelligence, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on Monday. 

"That doesn't get anything really accomplished for their side to unite America," he added. 

"It's kind of a really sad situation that despite people saying that President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE needs to lower his rhetoric, so do House Democrats ... but they won't," he said. 

Maguire's comments come a week after Democrats took control of the House as Republicans kept their grip on the Senate. 

Trump has repeatedly blasted Democrats since the midterms and has touted Republican victories in the midterm contests. He has also acknowledged calls for bipartisanship. 

House Minority Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.), who is will likely be elevated to Speaker, struck a unifying tone in the hours after the midterms last week, stressing bipartisanship in Congress. 

“We will strive for bipartisanship in the belief that we have a responsibility to seek common ground where we can,” Pelosi said. “Where we cannot, we must stand our ground."

"But we must try," she added.

— Julia Manchester