How’s that hopey changey working out for you?
For the first time since 2005, more people like Republicans than dislike them, according to Gallup’s latest poll. The margin is small: 47 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the GOP, and 43 percent have an unfavorable opinion, according to the poll, which has a 4 percent margin of error.
Still, that’s better than Democrats are faring. Gallup reports that President Obama’s party is liked by just 46 percent of respondents, and is disliked by 47 percent, “among the worst for Democrats since 1992, but is an improvement from last year.”
“The two parties’ ratings are now generally similar, suggesting they are starting off on relatively equal footing as a Democratic president and Senate, and a Republican House of Representatives attempt to govern the nation over the next two years,” wrote Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones.