Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Gallup: Dems as Unpopular as GOP reports Gallup polling organization has found the popularity of the Democrat party is now as low as that of the GOP, within the margin of error. They write:
Forty percent of Americans said they view Democratic Party favorably, down from 45 percent in November. The Republican rating dropped one point, to 39 percent this month from 40 percent in November.

The decline in Democratic Party favorability is mostly a result of lower ratings from self-identified Democrats, Gallup said. And both parties’ ratings are below their historical norms.

Gallup notes that historically, Democrats’ ratings usually exceed Republicans' ratings -- by six percentage points, on average.
They quote Gallup about the reason:
That could indicate Democrats are frustrated with the party's minority status in Washington.
Perhaps so; I wonder if the actual reason might not be voter disgust with the extreme public outrage elected Democrats are expressing. They have made a public spectacle of themselves, essentially throwing a tantrum, acting as immaturely as their nemesis in the White House.