Poll finds GOP primary hurting party
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The GOP primary race is turning many voters off to the Republican Party, according to a new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.

Forty-two percent of registered voters said that the fight for the party’s nomination featuring Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE has made them feel less favorable about the GOP, while just 19 percent said they are more favorable.


Thirty-eight percent said that the race has not changed their view of the party.

Republican voters are more generous of their party, with 23 percent saying that they feel less favorable about it and 33 percent viewing it more favorably.

Twenty-eight percent of all registered voters view the Democrats less favorably after the primary fight headlined by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE (I-Vt.), while 17 percent say they see them more favorably. Fifty-four percent say that the primary race hasn’t changed their view of the party.

Among Democratic voters, 38 percent see their party more favorably and 7 percent say their view of the party has declined.

The poll, which surveyed 800 registered voters Jan. 9–13, has a margin of error of 3.46 percent.