CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie and other conservative leaders have called for small government constitutional conservatives to takeover the Republican Party. Establishment media pundits have already begun to push the line that Romney defeat signals a rejection of the Tea Party and small government constitutional conservatism and that the Republican Party should therefore "move to the center."
Only 5% of those responding to the online poll said the GOP is doing fine as is, and 70% are ready to join the battle to make the Republican Party the Party of small government constitutional conservatism. However, a significant 20% of CHQ readers agreed that the GOP should “move to the center,” signaling that conservatives still have some serious work ahead of them to make the Republican Party the Party of small government constitutional conservatism.
We asked: “What direction do you think the GOP should take to recover from the losses of Election Day 2012?”
70% said “The establishment Republican Party has failed, small government constitutional conservatives must takeover the leadership of the GOP.”
22% said “The pundits are correct, the GOP should ‘move to the center’.”
5% said “The GOP is doing just fine as is, most Republican candidates who ran good campaigns won.”
3% were undecided.