Gallup Poll: Republicans More Popular Than Democrats Ahead Of Midterms



*Republican favorability at 45%, Democrats at 44%

*Democrats generally have had the upper hand in favorability ratings

*Major gains for Republican Party within the party, including leaners

Not looking good for Democrats, their own polls shows the GOP going into the midterms more popular than them!


Per UPI:
" Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Heading into the November midterms, the Republican Party is the most popular it has been in seven years, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

The poll found 45 percent of Americans view Republicans favorably -- a 9-point increase from one year ago, when the GOP had a 36 percent favorable rating.

The Republicans haven't been that popular since 2011, when the party reached 45 percent after several years well under the 40 percent mark.

President Donald Trump's party now has a 1-point lead over the Democrats, who have hovered around 44 and 45 percent since 2013, except for a brief dip in late 2014 when Republicans re-gained the majority in the House and Senate during that year's midterms.

"The parity in Republicans' and Democrats' favorable ratings marks a change from what has generally been the case since Barack Obama's election as president in November 2008," Gallup stated. "Republicans have usually been rated less positively than Democrats over this time, with the Republican Party's favorability rating for the last decade averaging 39 percent, compared with the Democratic Party's 44 percent."

Among those who identify as a member, Republicans are more likely to have a favorable view of their party.

Among Republicans, 85 percent view their party favorably, compared to 80 percent of Democrats. Those numbers are similar now, but one year ago, they were quite different.

In September 2017, 67 percent of Republicans viewed their party positively, which means a nearly 20 percent increase in one year.

For Democrats, there hasn't been a change since one year ago.

"No matter how much or how little party favorability affects elections, the fact that Republicans are more likely to view their party favorably than a year ago can be considered a positive indicator for the party, particularly if a more positive image boosts Republican turnout," Gallup stated ".


  • edited September 2018
  • Their (democrats) plan is backfiring. 24/7 anti Trump news and 24/7 anti republican coverage and still the GOP IS MORE POPULAR than them. Keep it going and it will indeed be a red wave this November and another MAGA reelection.
  • Is there any data to show the raw number of registered Republicans in September 2017 vs the raw number of registered Republicans in September 2018? It'd be interesting to determine if the 18% favorability increase is because more Republicans approve of Trump, or if more Republicans are leaving the party.
  • When people are young they lean democrat but as they grow older and get more wiser they become republicans. We've all been at there. rebellious and trying new things. All the young ones leaning democrats now and loving socialism will grow out of this phase.
  • gallup polls according to democrats are fool prove and always correct if that is in fact true then Republicans have a higher favorability amongs Americans than democrats. As for the GOP, Trumps approval within the party and those who lean conservative is at 87%.

    At the moment the democrats party as a whole is disunited. Center (Moderates) democrats vs Hard left (Socialists) democrats vs conservative democrats. Center (Obama-Schumer) vs Hard left (Bernie-Cortez).

    On the broad side of it republicans are united and know what they are fighting for while Democrats don't even know what they are fighting for. The GOP as a whole is united in their goal of limiting government, strong border, strong immigration policy, healthcare, military, foriegn policy, and 2nd ammendment. While democrats on the other hand can't make up tjeor mind on what they are fighting for. They want socialism they don't want socialism, they stand for the 2nd ammendment they can't stand the second ammendment, they support cops they don't lile cops, etc etc etc....

    Millennials are leaving the democrat party.

    With the economy never been this good the GOP is going into the modterms united and in good favor while democrats not so.
  • edited September 2018
    Interest on debt exceeded 500 billion dollars in FY 2018. Debt increased by more than 1.3 Trillion dollars which exceeded GDP growth.
    I have associate the Democratic Party as an arm of the World Banking Cartels, just as the Republicans seemed to me to be more aligned with the Energy/Weapons Cartels.
    So where does this leave the MedPharma Cartels? Do they prosper on the tails of both?
    Believing the world is run by self-interested cartels is not really all that unreasonable; and me accepting that fact as knowledge does not make me an anarchist.
    Now going as far as saying, "that much of the chaos and pain on this planet is caused by "The Knowing and Unknowing Actors in the Geopolitical Mafioso Theater directed by a World Central Bank;"------- might be construed as anarchistic thinking.
  • edited October 2018
    US add $30 trillion value in stock under Trump! More than obama did under 8 years.
  • edited October 2018
    "US add $30 trillion value in stock under Trump! More than obama did under 8 years."

    Now if by some way that big number was translated to infrastructure or manufacturing capacity it would have value. But in and of itself its just a large number of bits, as in 8 bits to the byte.
  • The infrastructure you say but didn't care about it the last 8 years but now only care about it. hypocrites.
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