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Musicslave

Views of Democratic Party Hit Lowest Mark In 25 Years

Poll: Views of Democratic Party hit lowest mark in 25 years

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-https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/poll-views-of-democratic-party-hit-lowest-mark-in-25-years/ar-AAuylDR?li=BBnb7Kz

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Favorable views of the Democratic Party have dropped to their lowest mark in more than a quarter century of polling, according to new numbers from a CNN po...ed by SSRS.

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Only 37% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Democrats, down from 44% in March of this year. A majority, 54%, have an unfavorable view, matching their highest mark in polls from CNN and SSRS, CNN/ORC and CNN/USA Today/Gallup stretching back to 1992.

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The rating includes low favorable ratings from some core Democratic groups, including nonwhites (48%) and people under 35 years old (33%). The numbers come amid recent feuds and divisions in the Democratic Party, as former interim chair Donna Brazile's new book has unveiled new questions about infighting during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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But the Republican Party isn't doing any better, with just 30% of Americans holding a favorable view. That's essentially the same as September, when the rating hit its lowest point in p...ck to 1992, but down from 42% in March. A broad 6 in 10, 61%, have an unfavorable opinion.

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This means both parties sit at or near rock bottom as voters go to the polls across the country on Tuesday, most prominently in governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey, as well as dozens of local and mayoral races nationwide.

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A substantial 33% of liberals and 41% of conservatives have unfavorable views of the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively. Plus, 4 in 10 independents, 42%, say they have an unfavorable view of both parties vs. only 8% who say they have a favorable view of both.

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Indeed, a bare majority of Americans, 51%, say it's bad for the country that the Republican Party is in control of Congress. Only 38% say GOP control is good for the nation. That's worse than at any point in CNN's polling on the Democratic majority in Congress between 2007 and 2010.

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http://cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2017/images/11/07/rel11b_-_2018_and_taxes.pdf

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I think what's worse for the Dems is the fact that they're not doing any better than Trump. Not being Trump is simply not going to cut it.

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Reply #1 posted 11/17/17 9:31am

namepeace

Polling on major issues suggests that the voters side with the Democrats much of if not most of the time.

But voters still have negative views of the Democrats.

There are a variety of things that could account for that disparity, but it's still fascinating from a political science standpoint, even as it's frustrating from the view of the Democrats.

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Reply #2 posted 11/17/17 9:55am

Empress

As a Canadian, I think US politics is a joke and will only get worse with time.

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Reply #3 posted 11/17/17 10:01am

namepeace

Empress said:

As a Canadian, I think US politics is a joke and will only get worse with time.


This reminds me of Benjamin Franklin's answer to a question of whether the U.S. had just instituted a Monarchy or a Republic:

A Republic, if you can keep it.

That's the challenge. And it's as hard as it's ever been today.

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