The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 44% say it is more accurate to describe Obama’s views as being mainstream while the same number (44%) say his views are extreme. Another 12% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Voters are also divided on the current Republican frontrunner, Texas Governor Rick Perry. While 36% say Perry’s views can be best described as being mainstream, 36% consider him extreme. Another 28% are undecided. Perry is on top in recent polls of the GOP race, but none have yet been conducted since he participated in his first debate last night.