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Pew Poll: Majority of Republicans Say Party Needs Overhaul

Thursday, 01 Aug 2013 11:21 AM

By Melanie Batley

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After losing two consecutive presidential elections, a majority of rank-and-file Republicans believe the party needs major change in both messaging and policies, but they are deeply divided about how the party should move forward, a new poll has found.

According to a Pew Research poll conducted July 17-21, 67 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters say the party "needs to address major problems" before the next presidential election, and 59 percent say the party not only needs to improve its rhetoric but also needs to reconsider some of its positions.

But in the survey of 1480 adults, 54 percent say the GOP leadership should move in a more conservative direction while 40 percent say it should become more moderate.

Respondents were also divided about whether the party is making the right level of compromises with Democrats. Thirty-five percent say Republicans compromise too much with Democrats, 27 percent of those questioned think the GOP compromises too little, while 32 percent say the party compromises the right amount.

The survey also showed that Republicans are divided in their opinions of the tea party. Just 42 percent of Republican voters say they agree with the tea party, a drop in 10 points since 2010.

And on specific issues, Republicans are also deeply divided. Fewer than half agree with the party's positions on gay marriage, immigration, abortion, and government spending. They are also evenly split about which direction the party should go on those issues.

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