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People Are Liking Republicans


Gallup: “Forty-five percent of Americans now have a favorable view of the Republican Party, a nine-point gain from last September’s 36%. It is the party’s most positive image since it registered 47% in January 2011, shortly after taking control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections.” The reason: “The overall increase in the favorable image of the Republican Party is a result of a jump in the positive views of Republicans, including independents who lean toward the party. The percentage of Republicans and leaners with favorable views of their party grew from 67% last September to 85% now.”


Dissatisfaction with Republicans Is Growing


A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll finds that voters’ assessment of the Republican Party has plummeted to 62% unfavorable/23% favorable, significantly changed from the 55% unfavorable/32% favorable registered in a June poll. The Democratic Party recorded a 48% unfavorable/37% favorable rating in the most recent poll. Said pollster David Paleologos: “The Republican Party is in freefall. In March the GOP had a 48% unfavorable rating, in June the negative swelled to 55%. Today the GOP unfavorable is 62%. What’s next?”


Both Trump and Cruz Less Popular than Romney


Of Americans have a favorable view of Donald Trump while 67% are unfavorable — nearly identical to an early March Post-ABC poll which found he would be the most disliked major-party nominee since at least 1984, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Ted Cruz fares better with 36% favorable and 53% unfavorable among the public at-large; his strongly unfavorable mark is 20 percentage-points below Trump’s level (33% for Cruz vs. 53% for Trump). Both Trump and Cruz are less popular than Mitt Romney at this point in the 2012 campaign, a year in which the eventual Republican nominee was haunted by weak personal ratings.


GOP Primary Souring Voters’ Views of the Party


Of registered voters said the primary race has made them feel less favorable about the GOP, compared to just 19% who said they feel more favorable, according to the latest NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll. Thirty-eight percent said the brawl for the Republican nomination hasn’t changed their view of the party as a whole.


GOP Approval Reaches Five-Year High


Republican approval rating — a five-year peak after their wins in the midterm elections, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll, while President Obama struggles with his lowest job approval rating, at 39 percent. “The White House also is facing a backlash from independents who oppose his unilateral moves on immigration, and just 24 percent say the country is on the right track, the lowest rating since September 2011.”


Republicans’ Favorability Rating Hits Another All-Time Low


Of Americans see the GOP in a positive light and 53% view it negatively — another all-time low — in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Also, 63% of voters want to replace their own member of Congress, which is the highest percentage ever recorded on this question that dates back to 1992.


GOP, Tea Party Unfavorables Hit New Record High


Of Americans say they have an unfavorable view of the Republican party, an all-time high dating back to 1992 when CNN first asked the question, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Only 30% say they hold a favorable view of the party. Meanwhile, 56% say they have an unfavorable view of the tea party movement, another record high in CNN polling.


Most Americans Think a GOP-Controlled House Is a Bad Thing


Of Americans say it’s a bad thing that the Republican party controls the House of Representatives, up 11 points from last December, soon after the 2012 elections when the Republicans kept control of the chamber, a new CNN/ORC poll finds. Only 38% say it’s a good thing the GOP controls the House, a 13-point dive from the end of last year.


Three-Quarters of Americans Disapprove of GOP’s Handling of Budget Crisis


Of Americans disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling Washington’s budget crisis, up significantly in the past two weeks and far exceeding disapproval of both President Obama and congressional Democrats on the issue,a new ABC News-Washington Post poll finds.