I just spotted some interesting polling:
Nearly half of Republicans want their party to move farther to the right, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Democrats mostly want their party to stay the same.
Forty-six percent of Americans who either identify as Republicans or lean toward the party said they’d like the GOP and its candidates to become more conservative, while 32 percent said it should stay the same.
In comparison, 49 percent of Democrats said their party should stay about the same, with 26 percent saying it should become more liberal.
I don’t place a terribly high value on most polling, but some can raise good questions. With this poll in particular…
What does it mean in terms of 2016 GOP presidential candidates and who has a shot to make it out of the primary? And will that person have a shot in the general?
Would a more conservative GOP in general appeal to independent voters?
How would a conservative GOP presidential candidate do against a moderate Democrat?
Is the division within the GOP too thick to unify?
Just some food for thought this Saturday.
Jedediah Bila is co-host of “Outnumbered” on Fox News at 12pm ET. She is an author, columnist, and Fox News Contributor. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.