Saturday, October 05, 2013
Half of Americans Consider GOP "Extremist"
Since then, the number who view Republicans has climbed by 10 points and the number who viewed them as mainstream has dropped by 12 points. Currently half of all Americans view the Republican Party as an extremist party, and only 33% now consider them to be a mainstream party.
During this same time period, the number thinking the Democrats were extremist has dropped by 11 points and those considering Democrats as mainstream has risen by 4 points.
These numbers are from a new Rasmussen Poll (conducted on October 2nd and 3rd of 1,000 nationwide Likely Voters, with a 3 point margin of error).