Guest post in Joe Hoft
The polling company Gallup announced results from their recent poll showing Republicans are at their highest favorability rating in seven years.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Forty-five percent of Americans now have a favorable view of the Republican Party, a nine-point gain from last September’s 36%. It is the party’s most positive image since it registered 47% in January 2011, shortly after taking control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections. Forty-four percent give the Democratic Party a favorable rating.
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. 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%, compared with the Democratic Party’s 44%.
Only one other time in the last decade has the Republican Party had a significantly higher score than the Democratic Party. That one exception came in November 2014, immediately after elections that saw Republicans capture control of the Senate and expand their majority in the House, when 42% rated the GOP favorably and 36% the Democrats.
Democrats were hoping for a blue wave during the upcoming mid-term elections but this is fading quickly. Their attempts to obstruct and side-rail the Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court is backfiring as Americans see through their corrupt attempts to damage a good man and his family.