More American adults identify as Democrats than Republicans, according to a Gallup poll published Wednesday.
Why it matters: “The Democratic advantage of nine percentage points is the largest Gallup has measured since the fourth quarter of 2012, “when former President Obama was re-elected, according to a Gallup statement.
By the numbers: 49% of the 3,960 people aged 18 and over surveyed from January to March identified with the Democratic Party or said they were independent leaning towards the Democratic Party.
- 40% identified as Republicans or Republican leaners.
- 11% said they are independent with no bias.
Link: Gallup noted in its statement that the latest figures were measured as COVID-19 deaths and infections falling from their peak in January and when President Biden was inaugurated “despite the rebels’ attempt on January 6 to suspend the certification of his victory in the 2020 election. “
For the record: Democrats have enjoyed double-digit benefits “through most of 2006 to early 2009” – a period that includes the end of former President George W. Bush’s administration and the election of Obama.
- “The party also had double-digit benefits around the time of Bill Clinton’s election to the presidency in late 1992 and early 1993,” Gallup noted.
- The most recent poll sampling margin was plus or minus 2 percentage points.