Poll: Republicans express record support for one-party control

A record-high 59% of Republicans say it is better for the president and majority power in Congress to be from the same political party than for Congress to be controlled by a party different from the president’s. That is the highest percentage of Republicans or Democrats favoring one-party control of the federal government in Gallup’s trend since 2002. The prior highs saying this were 50% of Republicans in 2003 and 49% of Democrats in 2012.

The trend makes it clear that members of the president’s party are almost always more likely than the opposing party to say it’s better to have the same party controlling the White House and Congress.