By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 12/20/12 6:39 AM EST
“A majority of Americans believe Republicans are too extreme and need to compromise more, according to a poll released Thursday.
Fifty-three percent of Americans said the GOP is too extreme, according to a CNN/ORC poll. That’s up 17 percentage points from two years ago, when Republicans were coming off a midterm walloping where they took control of the House. A matching 53 percent said Republicans should compromise more. However, Americans don’t want the GOP to lose control of the lower chamber, according to the poll.
Only 37 percent said Democrats are too extreme, and 41 percent said President Barack Obama’s party should compromise more.
The poll of 620 adults was conducted from Dec. 17 and Dec. 18 and has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.”