A new CNN poll has some really bad news for the Republican Party, with their favorability number reaching its lowest in a decade.
Only 36% of people view the GOP favorably, with an outright majority of 54% viewing them unfavorably. By comparison, the Democratic Party is at 53% favorable to 41% unfavorable — hardly a good omen for the Republicans if they want to make significant gains in 2010.
The last time the GOP was this bad in CNN’s polling was in December 1998, in the heat of the impeachment battles, when they were at 31%-57%.
From the pollster’s analysis: “The Republican party may still be battling the legacy left to them by George W. Bush. They have also spent a lot of time in 2009 working against Democratic proposals. That hasn’t left them a lot of time so far this year to present a positive, post-Bush message. Of course, there is still plenty of time for them to do so before the 2010 midterms.”