A majority of Americans say the Democratic Party “just stands against Trump” instead of standing for something, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The poll suggests that even as Trump’s approval rating decreases, the Democratic Party has been unable to tell Americans what they stand for — other than opposition to the president.
The poll found that Trump’s overall approval rating has dropped to 36 percent, down from 42 percent in April. His disapproval rating climbed five percentage points to 58 percent.
However, as the president’s poll numbers slip, Democrats are struggling to tell the American people what their core message is.
Just 37 percent of respondents said the Democratic Party stands for something, while 52 percent say the party mainly stands in opposition to Trump.
A majority of independent voters — 55 percent — said the Democratic party merely stands against the president. A majority of Democrats say their party stands for something, but over a quarter of Democrats — 27 percent — said the party mainly opposes Trump.
The vast majority of Republicans — 82 percent — said the Democrats just stand against Trump.
The president responded to the poll on Twitter, arguing that his 36 approval rating — which he described as “almost 40%” — is “not bad at this time.”
The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2017
Trump also charged that the Washington Post-ABC News poll released before the election “was just about the most inaccurate poll.”
The Washington Post-ABC News poll released the day before the election found Clinton leading Trump 47 percent to 43 percent. Clinton ultimately carried 48 percent of the popular vote to Trump’s 46 percent, but she failed to secure the requisite number of electoral votes necessary to be elected president.
According to Real Clear Politics, many national polls, including the Washington Post-ABC News poll, had Clinton ahead by four points just before the election. Monmouth University, however, had Clinton up by 6 points.
(H/T Daily Caller)