A new national survey by the Pew Research Center reveals a divided Republican party where U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan remains a favorite. While better than six-in-ten of voters think the party needs to take major action if it wants to win the White House in 2016, it’s not clear what that should be.
By a 54-to-40 margin, Republican and Republican-leaning voters think the party should turn more conservative and better than a third think the GOP has compromised too much. However, on abortion and gay marriage, Republicans remain divided about whether the party should take a more conservative or moderate stance.
Pew surveyed 1,480 adults for the poll, including 497 Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters.