A slight majority of the American public believes the policies advocated by the Republican Party are too extreme, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday.
The 53 percent of adults who said the GOP's policies are too extreme dwarfs the 37 percent who view the Democratic Party the same way. Fifty-three percent also believe that Republicans should be the side to compromise more in fiscal cliff negotiations, compared with 41 percent who believe that Democrats should concede on more of the positions they support.
The poll was conducted Dec. 17-18 using live phone interviews with 620 American adults. It has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.