The GOP, meanwhile, is viewed as much more "extreme" in its issue positions (54-35) and more influenced by lobbyists (47-30).
In other words, all five measures favor Democrats by a significant margin.
Despite all of this, though, the two parties are virtually deadlocked when it comes to who can better manage the government, with 41 percent saying it's the Democrats and 40 percent pointing to the GOP.
And recent polling on the "generic ballot" — i.e. which party do you intend to vote for in the next congressional election — has also been very close.