Two in three GOP voters said that the Republican Party needs to address major problems, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.
However, voters are divided on how the Republican Party needs to change. A little more than half said that the party needs to move in a more conservative direction, while 40 percent said it needs to move in a more moderate direction. GOP voters seems to be most divided on the issues of gay marriage.
In addition, the percentage of GOP voters that agree with the tea party is down more than 10 percentage points from its peak in mid-2010. This may affect the Republican Party’s influence in the House.
From the Pew report:
In the 2010 midterm elections, tea party candidates were a key force in helping the Republican Party capture a majority in the House, although losses of some Senate candidates favored by the movement may have hurt GOP chances to take control in that chamber as well.
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Here’s an infographic with more insights: