In the broadening fight for voters in the political middle road, a fast-growing number of Americans consider President Obama’s views as extreme, especially men, Christians and older voters, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll. A majority view Mitt Romney as mainstream.
Those who view Obama as an extremist has surged seven points since May, a potentially troubling political turn as both he and Romney begin reaching out to independent voters. For his part, only 31 percent of likely voters polled June 29-30 saw Romney as extreme, virtually unchanged from a month ago, said Rasmussen.
For two months, those who view Obama as extreme has increased, reaching 47 percent in the latest poll. Just 43 percent consider the president in the mainstream.