Poll: Democrats regain favorability edge over GOP

Americans’ opinions of the Republican Party have soured since January but are similar to what they were a year ago. Meanwhile, Americans’ favorability ratings of the Democratic Party (47%) have been stable and again surpass those of the GOP (42%)…

Before January, Republican favorability had not exceeded 50% in 15 years. The Democratic Party has not had a favorable rating of 50% or above since 2012, immediately after Barack Obama’s reelection as president. Before 2005, majority positive readings for one or both parties were the norm.

Four years ago, when Trump and Hillary Clinton were campaigning for president, Americans’ views of both parties were slightly less positive than today, with Democrats still holding a slight advantage in favorability, 42% to 39%.