A few days ago Pew Research published a detailed report from a recent survey. Since I adhere to a strict policy of seeking and reviewing survey methodology and demographics before assimilating the survey into a vault I call "Believable", here is a snippet from the Pew Research Center Methodology page.
The analysis in this report is based on telephone interviews conducted July 14-20, 2015 among a national sample of 2,002 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (700 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 1,302 were interviewed on a cell phone, including 758 who had no landline telephone). The survey was conducted by interviewers at Princeton Data Source under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International. A combination of landline and cell phone random digit dial samples were used; both samples were provided by Survey Sampling International. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish.
The following table shows the unweighted sample sizes and the error attributable to sampling that would be expected at the 95% level of confidence for different groups in the survey:
Smaller sample Republicans, but a noted over size group of Independents.
The following introduction and representative graphics should be accompanied by a visit to Pew's web page link via the title below.
Yes, the GOP "sucks" but the money has just started to flow to top GOP presidential hopefuls.
Wonder how the meanderings Frankenstein Monster Donald Trump will influence the results for the next Pew review.
The Republican Party’s image has grown more negative over the first half of this year. Currently, 32% have a favorable impression of the Republican Party, while 60% have an unfavorable view. Favorable views of the GOP have fallen nine percentage points since January. The Democratic Party continues to have mixed ratings (48% favorable, 47% unfavorable).
The Democratic Party has often held an edge over the GOP in favorability in recent years, but its advantage had narrowed following the Republicans’ midterm victory last fall. Today, the gap is as wide as it has been in more than two years.
Now lets run through graphics from the piece.
Republicans, in particular, are now more critical of their own party than they were a few months ago. About two-thirds (68%) express a favorable opinion of their party, the lowest share in more than two years. Six months ago, 86% of Republicans viewed the GOP positively.
How Republicans View Their Party
On Key Issues?
The survey of 2002 participants also includes a section on President Obama and perceptions of his Administration. (Visit link above)