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November 21, 2008 10:05 a.m.

If there’s anything the last decade and one half has taught us it is too look very skeptically at purportedly generational political trends. But the latest Gallup poll data is still very telling about the immediate political moment. While the Republican party had a real image problem leading up to the November election, improbably, it’s gotten dramatically worse since the election. In October, the GOP’s favorable/unfavorable was 40%/53%. Now it’s fav. 34% / unfav. 61%. So almost twice as many people have an unfavorable view of the GOP as a favorable one.

Things can change quickly, especially in such unpredictable, unstable times. But major political parties don’t get much more unpopular than that.

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