New Gallup Poll Reveals Good News for Republicans

It’s a national secret, and it is one that seems almost impossible to believe if you turn on your TV or other device and head directly to the MSN with your bowl in your hand saying, “Please, sir, I want some more.” Actually, it probably doesn’t qualify as a national secret, but there are actually more people identifying as Republicans than Democrats, according to a 2022 Gallup Poll.

But hang on to your confetti. The telephone survey of 10,000 adults revealed that 45% of respondents said they were Republican or leaned in that direction, versus 44% who said that they were Democrats or trended toward that side. Also of note, the number of independents has spiked, with 41% of those polled placing themselves in that camp. Gallup attributes that phenomenon to the Millennial and Gen Z populations who have remained independent, even as they have grown older.

The single-point difference occurred from 2001 to 2003, which Gallup says could have been the result of support for George W. Bush’s war on terror in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Read more…

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