A new Pew Research Poll found that the Republican Party’s unfavorable rating had risen to its highest level since 1992.
According to Pew:
The Republican Party’s image, already quite negative, has slipped since last fall. Currently 33% of the public has a favorable impression of the Republican Party, while 62% have an unfavorable view. Unfavorable opinions of the GOP are now as high as at any point since 1992.
In October, 37% viewed the Republican Party favorably and 58% viewed it unfavorably. The decline in favorability since then has largely come among Republicans themselves: In the current survey, 68% of Republicans view their party positively, down from 79% last fall.
Among most demographic groups, more have a favorable opinion of the Democratic Party than the Republican Party. While women are more likely than men to view the Democratic Party favorably (49% vs. 42%), only about a third of women (32%) and men (33%) have a favorable impression of the Republican Party.
As in the past, most blacks (79%) view the Democratic Party favorably, while an identical share of blacks has a negative opinion of the Republican Party. Among Hispanics, 56% have a positive view of the Democratic Party; 61% of Hispanics have an unfavorable opinion of the GOP.
Democratic approval ratings have held steady, and more demographic groups have a favorable rating of the Democratic Party than the Republican Party.
The conclusion that can be drawn from the data is that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are chasing Republicans out of the Republican Party. A party base that has a negative opinion of their own party is not a recipe for victory in November.
The extreme negativity of Trump’s presidential campaign driving the Republican Party into the ground. Republicans have no positive vision for the country. They have no plan for the future. Negativity breeds negativity. Republicans are caught in an endless cycle of appealing to a smaller and more negative electorate.
Pew’s numbers demonstrate that Trump is destroying the Republican Party with his ugly and divisive presidential campaign.