More than 60 percent of the American public has an unfavorable opinion of the Republican Party, an increase from last fall and the highest that the party’s negative rating has been since 1992.
Sixty-two percent of Americans have an unfavorable impression of the GOP compared to 33 percent who view the party favorably, according to a Pew Research Center study released Thursday. That’s a more negative image of the party than in October, when there was a split of 58 percent unfavorable to 37 percent favorable.
American opinion of the Democratic Party, meanwhile, stayed about the same: 45 percent view the party favorably and 50 percent unfavorably. That leaves a quarter of the public with a negative view of both parties, an increase from past presidential election years.
Pew found that the falling image of the GOP mostly came from people who identified as Republican, 68 percent of whom had a favorable view of their own party versus 79 percent in October.
In contrast, 88 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of their own party. And more independents – 37 percent to 28 percent – have a favorable image of the Democratic Party compared to the GOP.
Of course none of this means a damn thing if we do not get ourselves out to the polls in November.
I sometimes worry that if Liberals think we have this thing in the bag that they will suddenly get complacent, and complacency is EXACTLY how the Republicans beat us in elections.
Yes by all means turn out to vote for Hillary in November, but don't forget to also vote for the Democrats running down ballot. And two years from now get off your asses and vote in the midterms as well.
Because folks THAT is how we make this country more progressive.
We don't need a revolution, we just need people on the Left to take this whole democracy thing a little more seriously.