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GOP now the most unpopular political party ever measured by Gallup

By Travis Gettys
Thursday, October 10, 2013 15:00 EDT

The Republican Party has recorded the lowest favorability rating for a political party ever measured by Gallup.

The polling company found the GOP’s favorability rating had dropped 10 percent, from 38 percent last month to 28 percent last week, in the wake of the government shutdown over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The Democratic Party dropped from a 47 percent favorability rating to 43 percent over the same period.

A record-high 62 percent of Americans view the GOP unfavorably, compared to 49 percent who view the Democratic Party negatively.
About 25 percent view both parties unfavorably.

Self-identified Republicans are twice as likely (27 percent) to view their own party unfavorably, compared to 13 percent of Democrats who feel the same way.

About one-third (32 percent) of independents view the Democratic Party favorably, compared to 27 percent who view the Republican Party favorably.