Compromise or stand on principle. This poll is old, but the newest one I have.

The 18% who think leaders should stick to their principles is a new low
28% take a neutral position on the issue
44% of Republicans and 62% of Democrats favor compromise

Gallup had done this on a yearly basis, I suppose they ceased. Now this is kind of a long slide show, but interesting nonetheless.

Compromise in an age of party polarization

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.