J. Scott Applewhite / AP
According to a Pew Research study released yesterday:
- GOP viewed more unfavorably: 57% of all Americans have an unfavorable view of the GOP (up 8% since January), and 51% have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party (up 6%).
- Dems lost more in-party support: 74% of Republicans and right-leaning voters rate the GOP positively (down 4% since January), while 70% of Democrats and left-leaning voters had favorable views of the Democratic Party (down 12%).
- GOP is "too extreme": More than half of Americans (52%) think the GOP is "too extreme," while 40% think that way about Democrats. That number is down 2% for the GOP and up 3% for Dems.
- Democrats lost more Independents: The percentage of right-leaning independents who viewed the GOP favorably dropped from 72% in January to 63%, while the Democratic Party's popularity with left-leaning independents dropped from 73% to 55%.