Voters View Republicans as More Partisan, Yet Still Support Them Over Democrats

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One Rasmussen Report story says this:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 27% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that congressional Democrats are acting on a bipartisan basis.  Although that finding is up just a point from last month, it’s the highest level measured since regular tracking began in late January 2009. Prior to the last two months, belief that Democrats are governing in a bipartisan fashion has remained in the narrow range of 18% to 24% for over two-and-a-half years. 
Fifty-seven percent (57%) say Democrats are acting like partisan Democrats, while 16% are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Only 19% say congressional Republicans are acting in a bipartisan manner, a finding that has ranged from 17% to 27% since early 2009.  Sixty-four percent (64%) say GOP members of Congress are acting like partisan Republicans.  Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided. 

While another says this:

Republicans post a five-point advantage over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, September 11. The GOP has led on the ballot every week since June 2009.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican in their district’s congressional race if the election was held now, while 38% would choose the Democrat instead. 

They came out on the same day. So voters think Republicans are more partisan, but they like it because the other alternative is the Democrat Party.

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