Republican Party’s favorability plummets in new poll

A new Suffolk University/USA Today poll reflects growing dissatisfaction with the Republican Party.

Congressional Republicans recorded a 62 percent unfavorable rating in the September 27 - October 1 survey. Just 23 percent of those polled has a favorable view of the party. The poll involved 1,000 registered voters.

David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said about the results, “the Republican Party is in freefall."

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“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?” Paleologos added.

Meanwhile, Democrats fared significantly better in the poll, garnering a 48 percent unfavorable rating.

Furthermore, as a Suffolk University press release notes, “The poll found that 43 percent of voters trust congressional Democrats to protect the interests of their families when it comes to health care, while 15 percent trust Trump, and less than 10 percent look to Republicans.”

Forty-five percent of voters supported improving rather than replacing the Affordable Care Act -- also known as Obamacare.

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A recent CNN poll found similar results, indicating plummeting favorability for the Republican Party.

“Fewer than three in 10 Americans — 29 percent — hold a favorable view of the Republican Party,” the media outlet reported last week. “That is down 13 percentage points from March and is the lowest mark for the GOP since CNN began asking the question in 1992.”

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