Forty-five percent give a favorable rating to the Republican Party in a new poll by Gallup, the highest number hit by the GOP in the poll since 2011.
It's also a tick up from the 44 percent polled who view the Democratic Party favorably.
While it's only a one-point difference, it comes weeks before the midterm elections and represents a swing from previous polls in which more American respondents gave a favorable opinion of Democrats compared to Republicans.
"No matter how much or how little party favorability affects elections, the fact that Republicans are more likely to view their party favorably than a year ago can be considered a positive indicator for the party, particularly if a more positive image boosts Republican turnout," Gallup wrote.
The 45 percent figure is a high watermark for the GOP since January 2011, when 47 percent said they viewed the GOP favorably. That was months after a midterm when the GOP swept back to power in the House.
The last time the GOP had a higher approval rating than Democrats in the Gallup poll was November 2014, when the GOP attained a 42 percent favorability rating and the Democrats had 36 percent. The GOP took back the Senate majority in the midterm elections that year.
The poll also showed that GOP-leaning adults have a more favorable impression of the party now than they did a year ago.
Sixty-seven percent of Republican and Republican-leaning respondents viewed the party favorably last September, while 85 percent hold a favorable view of it now.
At the time of last year's poll, the Republicans were very publicly losing a battle to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
Monday's Gallup Poll interviewed 1,035 American adults from Sept. 4-12 and had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.