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Democratic Party Still Seen More Favorably Than GOP

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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:12 PM
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans view the Democratic Party more favorably than the Republican Party, even though both parties have a net unfavorable rating. Democratic Party favorable ratings have held steady since last June, while Republican favorables have increased slightly from their all-time low last year. Still, if the Republicans' current favorability ratings hold, they will be the lowest ever for either party in an election year.

These ratings are based on a Gallup poll conducted April 24-30, 2014, in which the Democratic Party had a favorable rating of 44%, compared with 34% favorable for the Republican Party. Views of both parties have not changed markedly from the last update in December 2013, and the Republican Party's favorability has improved only modestly from the all-time low of 28% observed during the October government shutdown.

Overall, the GOP has a net favorability rating of -25 (34% favorable and 59% unfavorable), and this score has been negative since April 2011, averaging -15 percentage points. More broadly, the GOP has suffered from mostly negative or low positive scores since October 2005, about a year into President George W. Bush's second term, when his approval rating began to sink. The GOP boasted mostly positive net favorable scores prior to that, except for late 1998 and early 1999 during the Clinton impeachment vote and subsequent Senate trial.


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The republicans have high hopes of winning back the senate in this midterm election, however no party has ever faced a election year with approval rating so low. Just like in 2010 mid term election spending is poised to break records as the Koch brothers and there super pacs are going to spent hundreds of millions of dollars attempting to influence these election to support there agenda. Local Election across the country will see money pour in from outside political groups.

The GOP has rebounded some in Oct 2013 there approval ratings hit a all time low of 28% during there idiotic government shutdown. But right now there approval rating of 34% is the lowest rating for any political group during a election year.

The Democrats are also spending there money on this election, one group is targeting the Koch brothers themselves, so expect to see political ads focusing on these groups attempting to buy the election to further there own agenda.




posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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I don't understand why either party has above a 0% favorability rating. Seriously uninformed voters, or something, are taking these polls that come out in the 30 and 40 percent approvals. The politicians should be embarrassed. But it looks like as long as they are gathering their paychecks and skewing their stock advantages then they are happy.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

I'm with FlyersFan.

Both Republicans and Democrats are garbage.

Who were the respondents, family members of Republican and Democrat politicians?




edit on 18-5-2014 by gladtobehere because: wording



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

In a match-up between favorability of the Democrats and Repubicans the Democrats did better? Well, duh!



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

Yeah I agree with you! But the funny thing is their not one person I know that are happy with the democrats and I know a lot of people!



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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OK as a Brit listening to some of the crap that happens over there it seems like you have the republicans trying to control the female reproductive system under ever more stupid rules and generally turn everything back to about 500bc



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

Maybe this should be a ATS Poll and lets see if the results stand as they do in the above Poll, I don't put much faith in polls that the media does since they can be bias .



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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I'm curious do any of you think the republicans will retake the senate or no?



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

I don't think that issue is one party sided, those baboons will run with anything that is a good topic just to make people believe they are for or against what ever issue will work to get them elected.

Personally, I don't think a man has the right to tell the women what to do when it comes child bearing.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: Maxatoria
OK as a Brit listening to some of the crap that happens over there it seems like you have the republicans trying to control the female reproductive system under ever more stupid rules and generally turn everything back to about 500bc


It's because both parties have historically needed to keep the largest demographic (Christians) effectively split enough to ensure that enough of them buy into predatory capitalism.

Republicans - Satanic economic principles but pander to Christians with Old Testament social conservatism.
Democrats - Economic principles in line with Christian philosophy but panders to non-Christians with social liberalism.

It's genius and it works (for them). As western society steers further away from dogmatic lifestyles, the Republicans will continue to lose favor. What's scary is that, in order to keep balance now, there will have to be something that happens to make enough Americans complain about "socialism"... thus Obamacare. Obamacare is a bit of an equalizer to counteract the sway caused by the diminishing Christian segment.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: 19KTankCommander
a reply to: LDragonFire

Maybe this should be a ATS Poll and lets see if the results stand as they do in the above Poll, I don't put much faith in polls that the media does since they can be bias .



We did that. It seems we have a whole lot of Green Party members here. I can't remember which of the two token parties did better. Not that it matters.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: Cuervo

At one time republicans used abortion and issues like gay marriage to win elections but I don't think these social issues will achieve victory for them. In fact I think these social issues will lead to there defeat. Also the baby boomers and the Reagan democrats are a fading demographic as well as being the republican base.

Hannity claims that conservatism is the wave of the future but I don't agree at all.



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
I'm curious do any of you think the republicans will retake the senate or no?


It's a 50/50 toss-up

And it depends how angry voters will be on election day in the Democrat held states.

36 seats are up for election this November.

If some Democrats are weak, Republicans might have a chance.



There are 36 U.S. Senate seats up for election in 2014. Of those seats, 15 are currently held by Republicans and 21 are held by Democrats. Use our interactive map and the links provided to learn more about each of these races.

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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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I think a better poll would be; "Who actually believes it still makes a difference if the chosen one that is selected has an R or a D next to his name?"



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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It is all "spin".
They are basically the same party at this point, all they are trying to do now is futher the devide between voters.
Think about it.........
Quad



posted on May, 18 2014 @ 03:04 PM
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Considering that the media and education system are controlled by Democrats I am surprised it is as close as you have shown. The deck is severely stacked against Republicans. You can hardly watch a TV show or news program where some snotty actor/news anchor doesn't make a snide joke about Republicans.

That being said it really doesn't matter who we vote for anymore since Republicans and Democrats are exactly the same except for about 2-3 issues that are actually totally irrelevant to the health and safety of Americans and our country as a whole.



posted on May, 19 2014 @ 06:20 AM
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originally posted by: Maxatoria
OK as a Brit listening to some of the crap that happens over there it seems like you have the republicans trying to control the female reproductive system under ever more stupid rules and generally turn everything back to about 500bc


After Obamacare, I don't think Democrats are going to be able to claim to be the party that supports a person's "right to choose."

I guess the telling thing about this poll, if it is accurate, is that less than half of the American people approve of either party. That seems about right considering that about half the people have below average intelligence. Most people will still support the party that they were born and raised to support, until they start looking at the way things really work and start thinking for themselves.

When Republicans and Democrats are battling it out over legislation, it's the American people that always seem to be the ones that lose. Coincidence?



posted on May, 19 2014 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

Still don't see what exact question they asked. And I still find it mind boggling that the surveying of 1500 people is an accurate snapshot of the nationwide sentiment.




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