Sunday, January 24, 2016
GOP Primary Campaign Hasn't Helped Their Party's Image
These charts were made using information in a new NBC News / Wall Street Journal Poll -- done between January 9th and 13th of a random national sample of 800 registered voters, with a margin of error of 3.46 points.
I'm sure the Republican Party hoped that this primary campaign, which has exhibited the right-wing views of all their candidates, would convince the American public that they were the party with the solutions for our problems. But that doesn't seem to be happening. As the top chart shows, a plurality of 42% say this campaign has left them with a more negative view of the Republican Party. Only 19% say they have a more positive view, and 38% say their view has not changed.
You might then think that the same thing has happened regarding the Democratic Party -- but that is not true. Only 28% say they have a more negative view of the Democratic Party, while 17% say they have a more positive view and a whopping 54% say their view of the Democratic Party has not changed.
It looks like Trump, Cruz, and their cohorts are starting to scare a lot of Americans.