Gallup: Dems Plunge to Record Low

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), receive updates of the election day information from Greg Jackson, field director of DCCC at the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), receive updates of the election day information from Greg Jackson, field director of DCCC at the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, and Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), receive updates of the election day information from Greg Jackson, field director of DCCC at the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Politico) – Favorability for the Democrats has hit a record low as things go from bad to worse for the party after significant midterm losses, according to a new poll.

Only 36 percent had a favorable view of the Democratic party, a 6-percentage-point drop from before the midterms, the Gallup poll released Wednesday found. With the GOP standing with 42 percent favorability, it is the first time since 2011 the GOP has had a higher rating than the Democrats.

The favorability rating for Democrats is the party’s lowest since Gallup began asking the question in 1992.

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