Following the back-to-back Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio and last week’s Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Americans are more favorable toward the Democratic Party than the Republican Party, according to Gallup poll results released on Monday.
According to that poll, 44 percent of Americans say they view the Democratic Party more favorably after the DNC while 42 percent say they view the party less favorably, a near-even split. However, those numbers are significantly more favorable than results gathered after the RNC. After the RNC, 35 percent said they viewed the Republican party more favorably and 52 percent said less favorably.
Gallup also said that those poll results reflect the way Americans are likely to vote in November during the general election. Forty five percent of Americans said they were more likely to vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the DNC while 41 percent said they were less likely to vote for her. On the Republican side, 51 percent said they were less likely to vote for businessman Donald Trump following the RNC compared to 36 percent who said they were more likely to vote for him.
Clinton’s speech was also viewed more favorably than Trump’s, according to Gallup. Responders gave Clinton’s speech a 44 percent favorable rating while Trump’s netted 35 percent positive.
According to Gallup, the reaction to the DNC is on par with the historical norm for the annual poll. The sharp Republican downturn, however, is among historic negatives for the poll, taken after each major party convention since 1984.
The results were based on telephone interviews conducted following the RNC from July 23 to 24 and following the DNC from July 29 to 30. About 1,000 adults were interviewed each time.