Democratic Party Image Drops to Record LowAmericans' favorable rating of the Democratic Party dropped to 41% in a late March USA Today/Gallup poll, the lowest point in the 18-year history of this measure. Favorable impressions of the Republican Party are now at 42%, thus closing the gap between the two parties' images that has prevailed for the past four years.
Gallup poll put Democratic Party at 18-year low - MarketWatch 's Election Blog - MarketWatchSo far, however, the bitter battle over the health-care law appears to have weakened the standing of the Democrats, at least according to a recent CBS poll. The party was already faring poorly in the polls because of the weak economy and a high unemployment rate.
Huh - people don't like having major legislation rammed down their throats. Who would have thunk it? The Dems still have a way to go before they're in the Historic Repub range, but they're well below their previous low and are now tied with a party that had hit rock bottom just a few months ago.
With all the broken promises and politics-as-usual, independents aren't seeing the type of change they had envisioned: