CNN, releasing the results of its new poll this afternoon, reports, “The Republican Party’s favorable rating among Americans is at lowest level in at least a decade, according to a new national poll.”You will find Benen’s whole piece here.
If this doesn’t make the GOP nervous, it should. According to the poll, just 36% have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party, while 54% have a negative opinion. When was the last time a CNN poll showed Republicans with a worse rating? According to the internals (pdf), it was December 1998--11 years ago--the same week House Republicans impeached then-President Bill Clinton and the GOP's favorability rating dropped to 31%.
On the other hand, a 53% majority have a favorable opinion of the Democratic Party.
Friday, October 23, 2009
More Bad News for the GOP
From The Washington Monthly’s Steve Benen: