Poll: Republicans Don’t Like the GOP

Oh, boy. New polling numbers suggest Republicans are growing increasingly unhappy with their own party.

The Wall Street Journal breaks down some recent polling figures and find that 73% of Democrats have a positive view of their own party, compared with just 49% of Republicans who feel that way. 

Republicans who align themselves with the Tea Party give a 56% approval rating to the GOP, while only 41% of Republicans who are not part of the Tea Party have a positive impression of their party.

Only 19% of Democrats said they would consider voting for an independent candidate for Congress, but 28% of Republicans said they would be open to a third-party. If you look at Republicans who have “wavering” support for their own party, that number jumps to 41%.