Amid Democratic Party Crackup, Voters Are Trending Republican

I have often wondered why the outrageous behavior that we see so often from Democrats doesn’t repel more voters. Now it seems that some, at least, are catching on, as voters have been trending Republican since the election.

Gallup’s party affiliation survey finds that on the eve of the election, 31% self-identified as Democrats and 27% as Republicans (36% said they were independents). With leaners, it was 46%-43%, Democrats. By early January, shortly before President Trump’s inauguration, that had flipped to 28%-25%, Republicans. With leaners, it was 44%-43%, favoring the GOP.

The numbers for February should be out soon. It will be interesting to see whether the GOP tide continues.

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