From The Hill,
Likely voters in battleground districts see extremists as having a more dominant influence over the Democratic Party than the GOP.
This result comes from The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll, which found that 44 percent of likely voters say the Democratic Party is more dominated by its extreme elements; whereas 37 percent say it’s the Republican Party that is more dominated by extremists.
The revelations in a survey of 10 toss-up congressional districts across the country point to problems for Democrats, who are trying to motivate a disillusioned base and appeal to independents moving to the GOP ahead of the Nov. 2 election.
The polling firm Penn, Schoen and Berland conducted the survey, contacting 4,047 likely voters by phone between Oct. 2 and Oct. 7. The margin of error for this sample is 1.5 percent.
Lets face it, the poll results are not good for either party if a sane, responsible, extremist influence-free two party system is something you crave. The Republicans have their share of wackos out there and yes, they do have far too much influence over what is considered mainstream GOP policy. But let us also not pretend that the left is free from the same forces originating from the far left fringe. People have noticed.