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Gallup: Republican Favorability at Highest Point Since 2011

It’s been seven years since the public viewed Republicans as favorably as they do today.

By NTK Staff | 09.24.2018 @3:19pm
Gallup: Republican Favorability at Highest Point Since 2011

Republican favorability is at its highest point since 2011, according to a new survey conducted by Gallup. Forty-five percent of Americans view the Republican Party favorably, a massive nine-point jump from this time last year. Democrats’ favorability was 44 percent, unchanged from 2017.

According to Gallup, the jump in approval comes from Republicans viewing their party more favorably:

The overall increase in the favorable image of the Republican Party is a result of a jump in the positive views of Republicans, including independents who lean toward the party. The percentage of Republicans and leaners with favorable views of their party grew from 67% last September to 85% now.

The bump in Republicans’ public image is “a welcome sign,” according to the long-time polling outlet. It could even mean more voters head to the polls to support Republican candidates in the November midterms:

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.

Specifically, Republicans made gains among men (37 percent approval in 2017 vs. 50 percent in 2018) and low-to-middle income earners (36 percent in 2017 vs. 49 percent in 2018).

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