CNN released a new poll yesterday measuring opinions concerning Democrats, Republicans and the Tea Party. The poll has particularly bad news for Republicans and the Tea Party. Democrats do only slightly better. Here are some of the key findings:
- 48% of Americans have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party. That’s about the same as in September of last year. Democrats do better among young people (18-34), Americans making less than $50,000 per year and people living in the Northeast.
- 54% of Americans have an unfavorable view of the Republican Party compared to 49% last year. Republican favorables have dropped from 45% to 39% in one year. A majority of Americans across almost all age, wage and income groups have an unfavorable view of the Republican Party today. Even in the South Republicans do poorly, with only 47% of Southerners expressing a favorable view of the Republican Party.
- The Tea Party has also lost support. Only 28% of Americans view the Tea Party Movement favorably now versus 36% a year ago.
- Majorities of Americans think the policies proposed by the Republican Party leaders (56%) and Democratic Party leaders (53%) would take the country in the wrong direction if adopted.
Read the full results of the CNN poll here: http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2011/images/09/27/sept27.poll.pdf