Americans Say GOP Too Extreme, Democrats Giving In

21/12/2012 08:07

"A majority of Americans believe Republicans are too extreme and need to compromise more, according to a poll released Thursday.

Fifty-three percent of Americans said the GOP is too extreme, according to a CNN/ORC poll. That's up 17 percentage points from two years ago, when Republicans were coming off a midterm walloping where they took control of the House. A matching 53 percent said Republicans should compromise more. However, Americans don't want the GOP to lose control of the lower chamber, according to the poll."*

A recent poll found the majority of Americans think the Republican party is too extreme. Then how do they still have so much bargaining power in fiscal cliff negotiations? Cenk Uygur breaks down how Democrats are making Social Security arguments for the GOP.

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