- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

“Favorable views of the Democratic Party have dropped to their lowest mark in more than a quarter century of polling, according to new numbers from a CNN poll,” reported Ryan Struyk, a data reporter for the cable news network, which released the findings on Tuesday.

“Only 37 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Democrats, down from 44 percent in March of this year. A majority, 54 percent, have an unfavorable view,” he said, noting that when compared to other surveys on the Democrats, this is the worst negative finding on the party since 1992.

The rating includes low favorable ratings from some core Democratic groups, including nonwhites (48 percent) and people under 35 years old (33 percent),” Mr. Struyk said. “The numbers come amid recent feuds and divisions in the Democratic Party, as former interim chair Donna Brazile’s new book has unveiled new questions about infighting during the 2016 presidential campaign.”

The Republican Party isn’t faring much better, with a 30 percent favorability rating, the CNN poll found. It is, however, the same rating the GOP got in September.

“A broad 6 in 10, 61 percent, have an unfavorable opinion,” Mr. Struyk said.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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