GOP pollster says lawmakers likely won't find compromise in new Congress

Republican pollster Brett Loyd said on Wednesday that Republican and Democratic lawmakers likely won't compromise on any major issues in next year's Congress. 

"I don't think anybody's going to want to give," Loyd, president and CEO of the polling company, which is styled without capital letters, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"I think that the blueprint for Democrats has already been spoken to, whether or not they're going to impeach, whether or not they're going to stall Congress and have hearings," he added, referring to efforts to combat and investigate President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: Transcript of James Comey's interview with House Republicans Klobuchar on 2020: ‘I do think you want voices from the Midwest’ Israel boycott fight roils Democrats in year-end spending debate MORE

Loyd's comments come after a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll showed that 73 percent of voters in the sample said they would prefer compromise over gridlock for next year's Congress, while 27 percent said they'd like lawmakers from their own parties to stick to their principals. 

However, Loyd said there was a chance for the current Congress to potentially reach an agreement on the issue of border security in an effort to avoid a partial government shutdown later this month.

"Border security is one of those issues that nobody thinks is fixed," he said. "Nobody says, 'Currently the security at our southern border is perfect.' It doesn't matter what stripe they are."

"There's reform needed," he added.

The two parties are sharply divided over funding for Trump's proposed border wall, and he has threatened to veto spending legislation that doesn't include it. 

On Monday, lawmakers agreed to a two-week continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 21.

— Julia Manchester