Trump May Be Popular Among The GOP, But The Party Is Shrinking Into Irrelevance

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Fewer and fewer Americans are self-identifying as Republicans.

According to a recent Gallup poll, more Americans are identifying themselves as Independents than as Republicans.

Gallup asked, “In politics, as of today, do you consider yourself a Republican, a Democrat or an independent?”

The results showed that 34% of respondents self-identified as Democrats, 39% as Independents, and 25% as Republicans. Republican voter identification has dropped 8-points drop since the same question was asked in 2014. In 2014, the results of the same question showed that 33% of respondents self-identified as Republicans.

President Donald Trump’s current approval rating is at 44%. Although relatively low, Trump’s approval rating is at similar levels at this point in his presidency as it was in Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and even Barack Obama’s presidency.

Unlike these past presidents, Trump’s approval rating has remained consistently low since he came into office.

See the Gallup poll here.