Democratic Party Image Dips, GOP Ratings Stable | Gallup

The Democratic Party’s favorable rating has dipped to 40%, while the GOP’s rating is stable at 39%.

Source: Democratic Party Image Dips, GOP Ratings Stable | Gallup

(Actually, as the above graph indicates, the GOP is up 3 points over its February 2016 rating.)

While noting that “Americans are quite negative toward both of the major political parties at this time,” a recent Gallup poll indicates that the Democratic party is losing their (slight) edge over the Republicans.

This writeup on the Gallup website suggests that the “Democratic Party’s positioning appears weakened, largely because its own supporters now hold a less positive view of the party,” and warns that “if Democrats cannot improve their party’s image between now and November 2018, it may hinder their ability to regain some measure of power in Washington.”

That would not upset me. Although I am among those Americans who are “quite negative toward both of the major political parties,” I am basically in agreement with one commentator who suggests that “Democrats are not in touch with the needs of Middle America. They’ve become a fringe coastal party, more interested in riots, illegals, refugees, and gender-neutral bathrooms” than in serious governance.

More’s the pity!

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