Republican Party's approval rating hits new low among Americans

Washington, Jan. 18 (ANI): The Republican Party's approval rating has sunk amid wrangling over the fiscal cliff and looming debt ceiling, a new poll has found.

According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll, nearly 49 percent of respondents have a negative view of the GOP, the highest negative marks for the party in the poll since 2008.

The poll found that just 26 percent said they have a positive view of the Republican Party, the Huffington Post reports.

In contrast, 44 percent of Americans said they have a positive view of the Democratic Party, while 38 percent said that they have a negative one.

The Tea Party also found earned strong negative marks, with 47 percent viewing the movement unfavorably.

Recent polls have showed similar trends in the weeks since the fiscal cliff agreement between the White House and Congress.

A Washington Post/ABC poll released last week found that most Americans disapproved of how House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) handled the deal, while a Pew survey found 'abysmal' marks for the GOP, with just 19 percent approving of how Republicans handled the fiscal negotiations, the report added. (ANI)


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