US Democratic Party Hits Lowest Approval Rating in 25 Years


A fresh poll suggests that the Democratic Party has received its lowest approval rating in 25 years.

The poll, which was conducted by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for CNN, revealed that only 37 percent of Americans consider the party as favourable while more than half of those that were surveyed or 54 percent did not.

Last March, the party to the left of American politics had a 44 percent favourability rating.

The lowest ratings were from “non-whites” at 48 percent and people under age 35 at 33 percent.

However, the said poll may imply an overall dissatisfaction with American politics.

The Republican party only received a 30 percent approval rating, also its lowest since 1992.

A majority or only over 60 percent, were not enthusiastic regarding the GOP.

The results of the poll come during a crucial election day in state governor races in Virginia and New Jersey with Republican candidates that are supported by US President Donald Trump and Democratic candidates fighting political fatigue and apathy.

The poll leads to high disapproval from within the bases of the parties as well: 41 percent of “conservatives” and 33 percent of “liberals.”

Of those people who identified themselves as “Independents,” 42 percent had a negative perception of both parties.

When asked whether it was “good for the nation” for Republicans to run the White House and both the houses of Congress, only 38 percent answered yes and slightly more than half of the respondents answered no.

Looking ahead to the mid-term election cycle in 2018, CNN reported: “Republicans and Democrats remain almost unanimously united behind their own candidates in 2018, but Democrats hold a crucial 10-point lead among independents.”

These numbers arrive just after Donna Brazile, the Democratic political strategist, published a book in which she said that the party was ‘rigged’ to support the Hillary Clinton’s candidacy over Senator Bernie Sanders, her primary opponent.

However, this may not translate at the polls directly as nearly a third of those that were surveyed said that they disapprove of the party of the candidate that they plan on supporting.

The said poll was conducted through telephone from November 2 to November 5 from a random sample of 1,021 American adults.