Grand Old Party Poopers?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 04/30/2016 - 13:19

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.