A new survey reveals that the “Democratic Party’s approval numbers have hit their lowest point in at least two decades following an electoral drubbing that gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress.” The Washington Post,
The Gallup survey has the Democratic Party pulling a 36 percent favorability rating, a 6-point drop since September. Meanwhile, the survey has the GOP’s favorability holding at a steady 42 percent, up 2 percent from before the election.
The new numbers stand in stark contrast to the figures a year ago: In October 2013, Republicans hit a new low during the government shutdown, with Democrats holding a 43 percent approval to the Republicans’ 28 percent. But the GOP’s numbers have steadily climbed since then — while the Democrats’ numbers slowly dropped in the second half of 2014…
Democratic favorability has even dropped among Democrats. Riding a post-election high in 2012, 95 percent of Democrats had a positive view of their own party. And in September of this year, 88 percent of members held a favorable view. But that number has dropped since Election Day to just 81 percent, a 7-point downward swing over just two months.
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