REPUBLICAN DEAL BREAKERS
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.