What Today's Republicans Believe, Ctd

Josh Pasek thinks that the GOP is not quite as toxic as this poll would suggest:

Given that 10-20% of respondents tend to agree with any statement (likely due to social norms), I went through the survey mentally subtracting 15 percentage points from every "yes" answer.  That does leave some shocking numbers -- particularly as acquiescence tended to indicate support for gay rights, sex education, etc. -- but suggests that Birthers, for instance, may be outnumbered in the party (a slight consolation at best).  I'm not saying this to suggest that the opinions being expressed even with a correction are reasonable, but I worry that not addressing this kind of issue is the reason so many people out there are skeptical of survey results in the first place.