The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted April 12-19 finds that the Republican Party’s image, already quite negative, has slipped since last fall. Currently 33% of the public has a favorable impression of the Republican Party, while 62% have an unfavorable view. Unfavorable opinions of the GOP are now as high as at any point since 1992.
By contrast, public views of the Democratic Party are unchanged since October. Currently, 45% of the public has a favorable impression of the Democratic Party, while 50% have an unfavorable opinion.
Just 28% of independents view the Republican Party favorably, while 37% say they have a favorable impression of the Democratic Party. Notably, just 43% of Republican-leaning independents view the GOP favorably, while 50% hold a negative opinion of the party.
Among most demographic groups, more have a favorable opinion of the Democratic Party than the Republican Party.
Every demographic group, women by 17 points (49%-32%), men (43%-32%), blacks, Hispanics, and every age group and educational level had a more favorable opinion of the Democratic Party than the Republican Party with the lone exception being whites which split evenly with identical shares of whites viewing both parties favorably (37% each).