A new Gallup survey shows that moderates and liberals are leaving the Republican party at a higher rate than conservatives. As matter of fact, only 1% of Republicans who considered themselves conservatives have left the Republican Party over the last eight years. The most loyal Republicans were weekly church goers.
Comparatively, 9% of moderates and 8% of liberals have left the party.
Some Republicans might find these results reassuring. According to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or Dick Cheney this exodus is not a problem. They have been saying that the GOP shouldn't moderate but rather the GOP should focus its rebuilding efforts on the party's conservative base.