The good news is, Americans believe the Republican Party is dedicated to principle. The bad news is, most Americans don’t share those principles, according to a poll released Feb. 26 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
"The Republican Party’s overall image stands at one of the lowest points in nearly two decades," Pew reported. "While impressions of the Democratic Party are much stronger, they are far below where they were four years ago."
About one in five Republicans say the GOP is too extreme and 36 percent of Republicans believe their party is out of touch with fellow Americans.
Overall, 62 percent of voters believe the GOP is out of touch, 52 percent say the party is too extreme, 56 percent say Republicans are not open to change and 50 percent don’t believe the GOP looks out for the country’s future.
Sixty-three percent, according to Pew, believe the Republican Party has strong principles.
Independents – being independent – are not fond of either party, but more see Republicans as too extreme (51 percent) than find Democrats too extreme (40 percent).
"About a quarter of independents (27 percent) say that neither party is looking out for the country’s future," Pew found. "An even higher percentage of independents (37 percent) say that both parties are out of touch with the American people."
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