No, I don't believe that. I would also like to see the specifics of this study. Yes, there are those on both sides who are "brand loyal:" they accept something from their party because of the brand. But when you look at the Tea Party frustration with the establishment Republican party and when you look at the far left which believes President Obama is too moderate, I find ithard to believe this conclusion isn't a generalization.
Yes, conservatives believe in a safety net; but I firmly believe I would know a hammock masquerading as a safety net when I saw one, even if the sponsor had a (R) behind his or her name.