Grand Old Party Poopers?


According to Pew Research Center, one quarter of the US public views both political parties unfavorably. But GOP's image has turned more negative.

It then appears that a majority of Republicans are seen as persons who throw gloom over social enjoyment.

The Republican Party’s image is already quite negative, and has slipped since last fall. Currently 33% of the public has a favorable impression of the Republican Party, while 62% have an unfavorable view. Unfavorable opinions of the GOP are now as high as at any point since 1992.

In October, 37% viewed the Republican Party favorably and 58% viewed it unfavorably. The decline in favor-ability since then has largely come among Republicans themselves: In the current survey, 68% of Republicans view their party positively, down from 79% last fall.