- Mar 19, 2015
They had their chance and blew it.
The Democratic Party is looking the worse for wear these days. And that's putting it mildly. The party's net favorability rating has fallen off steeply in the last few years, and it's been negative or near-negative since 2010, according to multiple polls.
That would be cause for concern, except for one thing: the GOP looks much worse.
The Republican Party is viewed more negatively than at any time in a generation. According to the Pew Research Center, the GOP currently has its lowest net-favorability rating since 1992, the farthest back that Pew has data on this question. (Net favorability is the share who see the party favorably minus the share who see it unfavorably.)
It's not just Pew. CBS News in March also found the GOP's unfavorability rating at 66 percent — the highest since the first time they asked that question, in 1984. Right now in that poll, the GOP is at negative-38 net favorability compared to Democrats' negative-2.