ABC/WaPo poll: 70% of Americans think Republican Party is “out of touch”

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Greg Sargent digs into the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll and notes that just 23% of Americans believe the Republican Party is “in touch with the concerns of most people in the United States today,” while 70% believe that it is “out of touch.” Among independents, those numbers are 23% to 70%. Among moderates they’re 20% to 75%.

By contrast, Americans say by 51% to 46% that Obama is in touch. Among moderates that’s 56% to 42% (he fares worse among independents, 44% to 53%, though far better than Republicans).

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