The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

From the big pic­ture desk comes rev­e­la­tions from a new CBS News poll that finds many Repub­li­can vot­ers dug in on two spe­cific is­sues.

“The deal-break­ers: What rules Repub­li­can can­di­dates in or out? The poll tested a num­ber of pol­icy po­si­tions in gen­eral terms, ask­ing Repub­li­cans if they would con­sider vot­ing for a hy­po­thet­i­cal can­di­date for the party’s nom­i­na­tion who holds a dif­fer­ent view on an is­sue than they did,” re­port the net­work’s four-per­son polling team.

“Among the is­sues asked about in the poll, the big­gest lit­mus tests for Repub­li­cans are can­di­date po­si­tions on ISIS — which Repub­li­cans over­whelm­ingly see as a ma­jor threat to the U.S. — and abor­tion. Sixty-one per­cent of Repub­li­cans would not con­sider vot­ing for a can­di­date who dis­agrees with them on deal­ing with ISIS, and half (51 per­cent) would not vote for some­one with a dif­fer­ent po­si­tion on abor­tion,” the team says.

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