Thursday, July 20, 2017
Most Would Rather Democrats Control Next Congress
Here's a poll result that should worry Republicans. It seems that the public, by an 18 point margin, would rather have Democrats controlling the next Congress -- and among just registered voters that margin is 14 points in favor of Democrats.
Clearly, the public has been disgusted with the failure of the GOP-dominated Congress to be able to govern. That's also verified by the chart below. It shows that while favorable rating of Democrats has remained flat, the rating for Republicans has dropped sharply -- by 7 points since December.
The top chart is the ABC News / Washington Post Poll -- done between July 10th and 13th of a random national sample of 1,001 adults, with a margin of error of 3.5 points.
The bottom chart is the Bloomberg News Poll -- done between July 8th and 12th of a random national sample of 1,001 adults, with a margin of error of 3.1 points.