A large majority of adults say the Republican Party is out of touch with average Americans, according to a new poll.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll
released on Tuesday found that 70 percent of those surveyed say the GOP
is out of touch with “the concerns of most people in the United States
today,” while 23 percent say that the party is in touch.
They also say the Democratic Party is out of touch, but by a closer
margin of 51 to 43 percent. President Barack Obama is in touch with
those concerns, said 51 percent of those surveyed, while 46 percent said
that he is not.
As the Senate looks to tackle gun control issues, 55 percent of those
surveyed said it is “possible to make gun laws without interfering with
gun rights,” while 38 percent said such measures “always interfere with
the right to own guns.” Eighty-six percent of those surveyed said they
would support background checks conducted on those purchasing guns at
gun shows and online.
The survey of 1,003 adults was conducted April 11-14 and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 3.5 percentage points.