Poll: Democrats' approval of their party is 17 points higher than GOP approval of their own

Democratic approval of the Democratic Party is 17 percentage points higher than GOP approval of the Republican Party, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds. 

Eighty-three percent of registered Democrats in the May 30-June 1 survey said they approve of the way the Democratic Party is doing its job, while 17 percent said they disapprove.

By contrast, only 66 percent of GOP respondents said they approve of the way the Republican Party is doing its job, while 34 percent said the opposite.

Fifty-five percent of independent voters said they approve of the Democratic Party, and 43 percent said they approve of the Republican Party.

Fifty-three percent of voters overall said they approve of the Democratic Party while 46 percent said the same of the Republican Party.

The survey comes as the GOP gears up for the 2022 midterm elections after losing control of both the White House and Senate last year.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,893 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2.25 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte