Breakdown: 81% of of Democrats and 69% of independents favor a compromise to avoid default, but Republicans are more divided: 53% favor a compromise, while 38% say lawmakers should stand by their principles even if it leads to a default.
The Democratic base overwhelmingly supports a compromise to avoid default, so Democrats are conceding a lot (some, like me, would say too much) to get a deal done. The Republican base doesn’t want compromise/fear default as much, so Republicans will concede nothing. In fact, I’d bet that the 38% who prefer default to compromise are disproportionately politically involved, i.e. the kind of people who support primary challengers.
It’s not Washington that’s broken, it’s the Republican base.