Poll: Democrats Acting More Partisan than Republicans

Poll: Democrats Acting More Partisan than Republicans


The level of partisan politics in Washington, D.C. continues to be business as usual as far as most U.S. voters are concerned.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61 percent of Likely Voters expect politics in the Nation’s Capital to be more partisan over the next year. That’s down slightly from February and March when tempers were running high over the national health care bill but 21 points higher than just after President Obama took office in January 2009. 

Twenty-eight percent (28 percent) believe the president is governing in a bipartisan way, down 14 points from just after his Inauguration. Fifty-two percent (52 percent) say Obama is governing like a partisan Democrat, a view that has held steady since last June. Twenty percent (20 percent) more are undecided.

Voters again this month think Democrats in Congress are acting in a more partisan fashion than Republican legislators. Just 19 percent say congressional Democrats are acting in a bipartisan fashion, while 61 percent say they are acting like partisan Democrats. Twenty-one percent (21 percent) aren’t sure.

By comparison, 20 percent say Republicans in Congress are functioning in a bipartisan way, but 52 percent say they’re acting like partisan Republicans. Twenty-eight percent (28 percent) are not sure.

Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 54 percent say congressional Republicans are acting in a partisan manner, and 62 percent say the same of Democrats in Congress.

Sixty-four percent (64 percent) of all voters say it is at least somewhat likely that the next president will be a Republican, with 40 percent who say it is Very Likely. Twenty-two percent (22 percent) say it’s not very or not at all likely. This marks the lowest level of skepticism to date, but the number who think a GOP president is likely is roughly consistent with findings since the first of the year.

Read More – http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/rasmussen-partisanship-gop-democrats/2010/06/06/id/361182


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