Americans More Positive About Democratic Than GOP Convention

  • 44% view Democratic Party more favorably after convention
  • 35% were more positive about GOP after its convention
  • Clinton’s acceptance speech rated better than Trump’s

Americans are evenly divided on whether they view the Democratic Party more favorably (44%) or less favorably (42%) after the party’s national convention last week. However, their ratings of the Republican Party after the GOP convention two weeks ago were significantly worse, with 35% saying they viewed the party more favorably and 52% less favorably.

Effect of Conventions on Images of the Democratic and Republican Parties
From what you have seen or heard about this week’s [Democratic/Republican] convention, do you have a more favorable or a less favorable opinion of the [Democratic/Republican] Party?
  More favorable Less favorable
  % %
2016 Democratic convention 44 42
2016 Republican convention 35 52
GALLUP, JULY 23-24 AND JULY 29-30, 2016

The results are based on Gallup polls conducted in the days immediately after each party’s convention — the Republican convention in Cleveland from July 18-21 and the Democratic convention in Philadelphia from July 25-28.

Via Gallup