A majority of White House Dossier readers believe Republicans should not back off their positions on gay marriage, abortion, or citizenship for illegal immigrants, and only a small number support changing any of these individual positions, according to a poll run from November 13-14.
The poll is not “scientific,” but given that most White House Dossier readers are to the right of center, it does offer a sense of what conservatives think.
Here are the results.
As you can see, out of a total of 1,120 votes cast, 54.6 percent said “Don’t alter the stance on any of these issues.” But the percentage of readers who feel this way is actually higher, since multiple votes were permitted.
People who said Republicans should change their views could vote for multiple options, so the 508 total votes for changes included fewer than 508 actual voters, while all 612 votes for “Don’t alter the stance on any of these issues” presumably included 612 actual voters.
Similarly, the percentage of votes cast for any individual change are greater than the actual percentage of voters who support these moves.
No more than 20 percent supported changing the stance on any individual issue. The most flexibility was on creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but even that received only a small minority of support.