The GOP's favorability rating just plunged to an all-time low

Trump Unfavorable's All Time High

In a Bloomberg poll released Wednesday, the Republican Party's favorability rating hit a new low.

Just 32% of Americans viewed the GOP favorably - the lowest that rating has been since the poll's inception in 2009.

The Democratic Party's favorability rating was notably higher, at 49%.

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Pollster J. Ann Selzer linked the low GOP rating to Donald Trump, the presumptive party nominee for president.

"This is obviously related to perceptions of Trump," Selzer told Bloomberg. "This bleeds out into perceptions of the party and to other GOP politicians."

While nearly 33% of Republicans said they viewed Trump unfavorably, only 17% of Democrats had an unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Negative feelings about the GOP are also increasingly coming from within the party's own membership. In December 2014, 9% of Republicans viewed the party unfavorably. That number has now climbed to 28%.

But Trump still has significant support from party members. The Bloomberg poll found that 69% of likely Republican voters think Trump will be good for the party.

Bloomberg's poll was conducted Friday through Monday. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.

Another Bloomberg poll released Tuesday showed Trump trailing Clinton by a whopping 12 points in a general election matchup.

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Trump: The Art of the Deal (1987)

“I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump

The America We Deserve (2000)

"The America We Deserve is Donald Trump's position paper on the major political issues facing our country."

Trump: How to Get Rich (2004)

"Real estate titan, bestselling author, and TV impresario Donald J. Trump reveals the secrets of his success in this candid and unprecedented book of business wisdom and advice."

Trump: Think Like a Billionaire: Everything You Need to Know About Success, Real Estate, and Life (2004)

"It’s not good enough to want it. You’ve got to know how to get it. Real estate titan, bestselling author, and TV star Donald J. Trump is the man to teach you the billionaire mind-set–how to think about money, career skills, and life."

Trump: The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received (2005)

"The host and coproducer of the megahit reality show The Apprentice presents a unique collection of golf advice."

Why We Want You to be Rich: Two Men – One Message (2006)

"Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki wrote Why We Want You To Be Rich because they saw how the turbulent economic climate would impact the middle class."

Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and Life (2007)

"Donald J. Trump is an icon: the very definition of the American success story. Republican Presidential candidate, reality-television star, and developer of some of the planet's most prestigious real estate, he's also become one of the world's wealthiest men."

Trump: The Best Real Estate Advice I Ever Received: 100 Top Experts Share Their Strategies (2007)

"Donald Trump has gathered in one book the best advice on real estate from the brightest and most experienced people…"

Trump 101: The Way to Success (2007)

"In Trump 101, Trump himself becomes your personal mentor and coach as he shares tips, tactics, and strategies, all designed to help you make the most of yourself, your career, and your life."

Trump Never Give Up: How I Turned My Biggest Challenges into Success (2008)

In Never Give Up, Donald Trump tells the dramatic stories of his biggest challenges, lowest moments, and worst mistakes—and how he uses tenacity and creativity to turn defeat into victory.

Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life (2009)

"Over the years, Donald Trump has written many bestselling books, and he has also written short pieces that summarize his singularly successful tenets on how to live the good life, both personally and professionally."

Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich—and Why Most Don't (2011)

"In Midas Touch, Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki ask the question: What’s an entrepreneur’s most important job? The answer: creating high-quality, stable jobs.
And in today’s marketplace, “jobs” are in high demand — and so are the skills and the innovation and vision of entrepreneurs."

Time to Get Tough: Making America No. 1 Again (2011)

"2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has a plan to make America great again."

Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again (2015)

"Look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time."


And an overwhelming 55% of total respondents said that they could never support Trump. In comparison, 43% of those polled said that they could never support Clinton.

The Bloomberg poll was the third such survey this week to show Clinton with a commanding lead.

An NBC/SurveyMonkey weekly tracking poll released on Tuesday morning showed Clinton with a seven-point lead over Trump, a four-point bump over NBC's tracking poll two weeks ago.

And a Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday found Trump's negative rating at its highest level of any time since he entered the presidential campaign almost exactly one year ago. That poll found that 70% of Americans hold a negative view of Trump, compared to 55% who hold a negative view of Clinton.

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