New NRSC Ad Shows Democrats As the Party of “Extreme” Political Ideology

Posted on August 19, 2010

While the Democrats have done their best to paint the Tea Party movement and Republicans as “extremists,” the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC)  has released a new ad which uses polling data to show that voters think it’s just the opposite.    

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A lot of data in the ad is taken from Rasmussen polls, but Rasmussen is not the only polling service that places voters’ political views closer to the right than the left.  Check out this handy graphic from a July Pew Research Poll:    


It may be a bit difficult to make out, but the black dots in the graphic above represent the voters’ political ideology polled by Pew.  The orange dots represent the Republican Party ideology, and the light blue dots represent the Democrat Party’s ideology.  Look how far apart the voters polled are from the Democrat party in all categories except the Democrats themselves.  And then, compare that to the distances separating those polled and the Republican party, and even the Tea Party Movement.  The chart verifies Rasmussen’s poll numbers.  Voters think the Democrat party is far more extreme than the Republicans.  And the ad is correct, the Democrats will find that out in November.