A new poll from Pew Research indicates that committed conservatives and liberals are more likely to be politically informed than their more moderate or independent counterparts. While the survey measured knowledge on a variety of issues, it focused on knowledge of the current party composition of the Senate to compare conservatives, liberals, and independents:
(In case you're wondering, the correct answer is 54 Republicans, 44 Democrats, and two independents who caucus Democrat.)
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The poll also found that Republicans were marginally better informed on a variety of current and historical political facts, though on the Senate composition question they outpaced Democrats by quite a bit — 11 percent.
Meanwhile, a YouGov/Huffington Post poll found Americans believe the GOP is more "extreme" than the Democratic Party, but they were also more likely to say Republicans should stick to their guns in Washington even if it means failing to reach a bipartisan agreement.
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