50% Believe Democrats Too Liberal, 48% Say Republicans Too Conservative

Fifty percent (50%) of voters nationwide believe Democrats are too liberal. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 13% believe the party is too conservative and 38% believe it’s about right.

As for the Republicans, 48% say they’re too conservative; 17% too liberal; and, 36% about right.

Within both parties, nearly two-thirds are happy with their parties positioning. Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats believe their party is about right. Sixty-six percent (66%) of Republicans say the same about their party.

Independents are less pleased. Fifty-three percent (53%) believe Democrats  are too liberal and just 35% say their ideology is about right. Forty-eight percent (48%) of Independent voters believe Republicans are too conservative and 33% say about right (see question wording and crosstab results).

This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted November 7-8, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Data released earlier showed that Tuesday’s election made 35% of voters more optimistic and 28% more pessimistic.

Other data showed that 36% believe divided government is bad for America. But, 29% see it as good and 35% say it’s neither good nor bad.

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