As the GOP looks for a path back to power, six-in-ten Republican voters (60%) say party leaders in Washington should move in a more conservative direction. Only 35% want party leaders steering the GOP to a more centrist approach. This is somewhat a reflection of the conservative tilt of the party. Roughly two-thirds (68%) of Republican voters identify themselves as conservative, and three-quarters of them want a turn to the right. A majority of moderates and liberals within the party want a moderate approach, but they make up less than a third of Republican voters (31%). Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.