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Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:08 AM

Gallup: Party Favorable Ratings Near Parity; Both Viewed Negatively

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' opinions of the Democratic Party have fallen slightly from an elevated level this year, and more again view the party unfavorably (55%) than favorably (43%). Meanwhile, 56% have an unfavorable view of the Republican and 40% a favorable one. .

The three-percentage-point gap in party favorable ratings is down from 11 points earlier this year, shortly after President Joe Biden's inauguration and as the Senate was preparing to try former President Donald Trump on impeachment charges for his actions related to the January 6 Capitol Hill riot. At that point, the Democratic Party had a 48% to 37% edge in favorability.

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Biden's loss of popularity, primarily among independents, is likely a factor in the lower favorable ratings of his party. The party's favorable image is also down mostly among independents, from 48% in January to 35% in the current poll.

As might be expected, Democrats' (92% favorable) and Republicans' (5% favorable) opinions of the Democratic Party are essentially unchanged, from 94% and 4%, respectively, in January.

https://news.gallup.com/poll/355280/party-favorable-ratings-near-parity-viewed-negatively.aspx

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TheProle Oct 2021 OP
lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #1
TheProle Oct 2021 #6
lagomorph777 Oct 2021 #9
PortTack Oct 2021 #10
Alexander Of Assyria Oct 2021 #7
jimfields33 Oct 2021 #2
riversedge Oct 2021 #4
Klaralven Oct 2021 #3
JohnSJ Oct 2021 #5
PBC_Democrat Oct 2021 #8
PortTack Oct 2021 #11
TheProle Oct 2021 #12

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:10 AM

1. Gallup is partisan.

That said, SineManchin are doing Putin's work for him, badly damaging the Democratic Party's image and harming the country. That will have an effect on the polls.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:26 AM

6. Data?

I will gladly remove or amend my post if there is clear evidence of Gallup's bias.

They are rated B+ on Five Thirty-Eight and rated "Least Biased" on MediaBias/Fact-Check.

Let me know.

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Response to TheProle (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 11:12 AM

9. Hmm, I was going on random DUer opinions. I retract my claim.



I dug around and didn't see anything indicating a strong bias at Gallup.

However, my complaint about SineManchin stands.

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Response to TheProle (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 11:47 AM

10. 538 doesn't do accurate polling anymore. Just look at the last 3 election cycles

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/10/30/nate-silver-making-he-goes

They arenít the only ones! Pollsters have not changed their failing methodology. The county and. How they use devices has shifted dramatically...the pollsters have not kept up leading to inaccuracies

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:27 AM

7. Yes. The corporate media is happy to see their hard work on both siderism is paying off.

Of course Gallup has morphed into yet another tool of corporate media, it is in the toolbox to lend credence to all the misinformation and information deflection that goes on by corporate before the polling.

Joined at the fascist hips.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:10 AM

2. Independent voters

Always deciding factor in an election. And that group keeps growing.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:22 AM

4. agree. I worry about that also

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:16 AM

3. Bottom Line

 

Americans hold neither party in high esteem, which has typically been the case in the past decade and helps explain the rise in independent political identification.

After a slightly higher than average image score for the Democratic Party earlier this year, Democratic favorability has slipped back to more normal levels. Biden's recent struggles have likely not helped the Democratic Party's image, although it remains close to what it was before he was elected, as does the GOP's image.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:23 AM

5. Who cares. The American public is quite shallow, with very short memories, and tomorrow they

will shift on a dime





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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 10:33 AM

8. Too Much Tribalism

Too much partisanship
Too many party line votes
Too much 'my side is always right, your side is always wrong'
Too little true negotiation
Too little compromise

Too little true governing

I worry about a true middle-of-the-road party popping up and grabbing a big chuck of the Independent voters

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 11:54 AM

11. The youth vote is what propelled President Biden to victory

The youth in this country call themselves ďindependentĒ ..they donít like being associated with either party. But they all agree on one thing, they want a more progressive left leaning Democratic Party.

They ARENíT going to vote gqp that for sure!!


https://www.cnbc.com/2020/11/13/election-young-voters-biden-democratic-party.html

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Response to PortTack (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 6, 2021, 11:55 AM

12. Yes, it's important to remember that

"Independent" doesn't necessarily indicate a centrist view.

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