New poll shows Republican Party popularity ‘in freefall’


Voters are increasingly trusting Democrats more than Republicans to solve American problems as the GOP is now viewed unfavorably by a majority of registered voters, according to a new poll.

A Suffolk University and USA Today poll found that 62 percent of voters have an unfavorable view of the Republican party, a sharp jump from 55 percent in June. The Democrats were seen as unfavorable by 48 percent of voters.

“The Republican Party is in freefall,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston said in a statement. “In March, the GOP had a 48 percent unfavorable rating, in June the negative swelled to 55 percent. Today the GOP unfavorable is 62 percent. What’s next?”

The poll found that 43 percent of voters trust Democrats in Congress to protect the “interests of their families” when it comes healthcare, compared to 15 percent who think President Donald Trump would protect their interests and just 10 percent of people who think Republicans would have their interests at heart.

The poll, like others before it, shows Americans continue to have negative views of Trump. Nearly 57 percent of people polled want a Congress to stand up to Trump while only 33 percent think Americans should elect a Congress that goes along with the president’s wishes. Overall, Trump’s unfavorability rating reached 57 percent, according to the poll.

The poll found that 64 percent of Americans think the country is “on the wrong track,” a jump from 56 percent in June.

The survey was of 1,000 registered voters from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1. The margin of error is 3 points.

You can read more about the poll here.

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