Democrats Keep Attacking Trump. Here’s What the American People Think About That

The Democratic Party certainly thinks its relentless attacking of President Donald Trump is a winning message—but it looks like the American people think differently.

A recent poll gave some surprising, and troubling, news for the Democrats: not only are they significantly less popular than Trump, but they’re less popular than the Republican Party, too.

The poll, conducted by Suffolk University, gives the Democrats a paltry 36% approval rating, and a 52% disapproval rating. For comparison, the Republicans did slightly better, with a 37% approval rating and a 48% disapproval rating.

Donald Trump, however, does better than both: Suffolk finds his approval rating at 45%, and his disapproval rating at 47%, largely unchanged since his inauguration.

Trump is also more popular than the media, which had a 37% approval rating, and 50% disapproval—and even Hillary Clinton, who was viewed favorably by 35% of Americans, and unfavorably by 55%. Congress is the least popular of any group or person polled—with a tiny 26% approval rating, and 55% disapproval rating.

The poll’s real winner, however, was Vice President Mike Pence—who had the highest ratings of anyone. 47% of Americans view Pence favorably, and just 35% do not.

As the Democrats continue to ramp up their attacks on the Trump White House, they’d do well to remember that he, his Vice President, and his party are all more popular than they are.


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