(Shaun King, NYDailyNews.com) – A troubling new poll was just released showing that the Democratic Party is significantly less popular than both Donald Trump and Mike Pence. My gut tells me that Democrats will ignore this poll, or blame it on bad polling, and continue down the same course they are currently on: being funded by lobbyists and the 1%, straddling the fence or outright ignoring many of most inspirational issues of the time, and blaming Bernie Sanders for why they aren’t in power right now.
As a general rule, the Democratic Party doesn’t listen well and struggles to hear the truth about itself.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Republicans now control the House, the Senate, the presidency, and the overwhelming majority of state legislatures and governorships. This new poll from Suffolk University illustrates just how that’s possible. Here are the base results of the poll with favorable/unfavorable ratings.
- Pence: 47%/35%
- Trump: 45%/47%
- GOP: 37%/48%
- Media: 37%/50%
- Dem Party: 36%/52%
- Hillary: 35%/55%
- Congress: 26%/52%
In other words, the Democratic Party has a favorability rating 11 points lower than Pence, nine points lower than Trump, and even one point lower than the GOP.
Their unfavorable rating is 17 points worse than Pence, five points worse than Trump, and four points worse than the GOP.